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Buffalo Public Schools Cancel Classes Due to Ransomware

March 15, 2021

Buffalo Public Schools was forced to cancel both remote and in-person learning today due to a ransomware attack that hit the school district on March 12, local news outlets report. Remote learning was also canceled Friday.

The cyberattack struck as schools were planning to welcome back third, fourth, ninth, and eleventh grade students as part of a phased school reopening. On Friday morning, the district released a statement describing an “unanticipated interruption” in its network systems, WGRZ reports.

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