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Thousands of School Websites Go Offline Due to Ransomware Attack on Finalsite

January 7, 2022


On its website, Finalsite claims that 8,000 schools across 110 countries use its services, and it launches 300 new websites every year.

Finalsite informed customers on its status page on January 4 that it had been investigating an outage, and on January 6 it revealed that the incident was caused by ransomware hitting “certain systems” in its environment.

The ransomware attack appears to have caused the thousands of school websites hosted by Finalsite to go offline. By January 6, the company had started restoring affected sites, but noted that some may still experience performance and other issues.

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