image credit: Adobe Stock

Ransomware Leads to Nantucket Public Schools Shutdown

February 1, 2023

According to published reports, Nantucket’s five public schools shut its doors to students and teachers after a data encryption and extortion attack prompted staff to shut down the internet along with all student and staff devices — including phones and security cameras.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we will be canceling school tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 1, for all staff and students,” school superintendent Beth Hallett wrote in a message to the school community.

Read More on Security Week