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Ransomware locks Rockford Public Schools' phones, internet


September 8, 2019

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Public schools in Rockford, Illinois are operating without internet, telephone or computer systems that track student attendance because of a ransomware attack.

The Register Star reports Rockford Public Schools first experienced trouble with its phone and internet services on Friday. Classes for roughly 28,000 students in 47 schools resumed Monday despite outages still affecting school buildings and district offices.

In a statement Monday, school officials said experts are helping the district's technology team evaluate the outage. The district says its officials are...

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