According to NBC News, Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was forced to postpone the first day of school after a ransomware attack made the district’s system inaccessible.
In an online message released to students, the district stated that ransomware was responsible for causing an outage of critical systems used by the school’s transportation company, making it impossible for students to return to school. Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez told NBC Connecticut that the school does not believe any personal information of students or staff was compromised, however, there will still be an investigation.
In the interview, Torres-Rodriguez stated “This is another example of how flexible we all have to be. We were ready and we were excited, and we still are, to receive our students and staff. This was something that was out of our control and we’re going to give it another try.”
The school will reopen its door officially on September 9th, one day later than expected.
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