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Cyberattack shuts down Baltimore schools for two days

Added 11-29-20 05:18:03am EST - “Schools in Baltimore will shut down for two days this week ?" and a ransomware attack, not the coronavirus, is to blame. The Baltimore County Public Schools tweeted Saturday that there will be?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Cyberattack shuts down Baltimore schools for two days”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Schools in Baltimore will shut down for two days this week — and a ransomware attack, not the coronavirus, is to blame.

The Baltimore County Public Schools tweeted Saturday that there will be no classes Monday and Tuesday due to the computer breach.

“This provides much-needed time for our staff to continue working to set up the instructional platform and to communicate next steps regarding devices,” BCPS said of the two-day hiatus.

The school district’s remote learning program, its website, and its email and grading systems all fell under cyber attack last week, WBAL-TV reported.

The district’s information technology department first identified the attack on Tuesday and notified staff early Wednesday.

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