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Northern Virginia School System Hacked, Data Held for Ransom

September 14, 2020

WRC-TV in Washington reports that the internet hacking group Maze posted some of the data stolen from Fairfax County Public Schools, including student disciplinary records and grades, to prove its hack was successful.

The school system confirmed the hack and said it is investigating and working with law enforcement.

Tina Williams, president of the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, said in a statement that she was shocked by the hack and that it is “deeply alarming for our community.”

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