Buffalo Public Schools Hit by Ransomware Attack

March 18, 2021

Buffalo Public Schools were forced to cancel remote learning Friday because of a ransomware attack, the district said.

The attackers had not made any demands by late Friday afternoon as the FBI and district experts investigated.

“We are in the midst of an investigation to determine what has occurred, what is the scope of the problem, how much time will it take to fix it and what is required to fix it,” Superintendent Kriner Cash said at a news conference.

Schools have increasingly become targets of cyber attacks with the widespread adoption of education technology.

The FBI has said schools are attractive targets because they hold sensitive data and provide critical public services.

Topics Cyber K 12

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