Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Baltimore County Public Schools

The Baltimore County Public Schools system today canceled classed and closed offices after it was hit with a ransomware attack that led to a systemic shutdown of the school system’s network information systems.

Ransomware attacks typically encrypt files and lock them up so users can’t access them. The attackers then demand a ransom amount, typically in Bitcoin digital currency, in exchange for the decryption keys to unlock the files.

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