Authorities examine ransomware assault in Fleetwood ASD

FLEETWOOD, Pa. — Officers at a faculty in Berks County stated their pc programs have been attacked by ransomware.

Fleetwood Space College District Superintendent Greg Miller despatched a letter to households and workers Friday afternoon informing them that technical difficulties skilled on Wednesday morning have been the results of a ransomware assault.

Miller stated the district labored with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and third get together cybersecurity specialists to diagnose the problem.

Ransomware is a software program utilized by cybercriminals to encrypt or “lock up” information on computer systems or servers with the purpose of creating these objects inaccessible.

Miller stated there isn’t a risk to the security of scholars or workers and that the programs containing scholar and monetary data are housed off-site and haven’t been affected.

The district remains to be working with native legislation enforcement and the FBI throughout their investigation.

“Our precedence is to remediate the disruption brought on by this assault and to revive the district and its companies to regular operations as quickly as potential At the moment, this occasion remains to be leading to a disruption to the know-how programs of the district,” Miller stated. “Regardless of the interruptions to know-how, please be assured that educating and studying is constant in our lecture rooms. Our college students and workers have been exemplary of their response throughout this difficult time.”

Miller added that the district will proceed to offer updates because it turns into accessible.

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