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North Carolina school system closes after ransonware attack


August 28, 2020

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system is closed to its students after officials discovered a ransomware attack.

Haywood County Schools is closed for the rest of the week following an announcement on Wednesday, the Asheville Citizen Times reported Thursday. The system says there will be optional workdays for staff.

School staff discovered the attack on Monday and classes were canceled for the next three days. According to the school system, a third-party attacker asked for ransom in exchange for stopping the attack. System officials said the attack is requiring the scho...

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