- Associated Press - Saturday, November 28, 2020

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Classes have been canceled for students in a Maryland school district that is the victim of a ransomware attack.

Baltimore County Public Schools said Saturday that it will be closed for students on Monday and Tuesday next week so that staff can continue working to set up an “instructional platform.”

The ransomware attack has left 115,000 students without classes as the district shifted to remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating the cyber attack.

A state audit released this week concluded that the school district’s computer network did not safeguard sensitive personal information and had other serious risks.



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