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Ohio School Sends Students Home Because of Trickbot Malware Infection

Ohio School Sends Students Home Because of Trickbot Malware Infection (Breaches and Incidents)

An Ohio school district was forced to send students and some of its staff home on Monday after a malware infection caused major issues to its IT infrastructure. More precisely, the malware that brought down the school district's IT systems is named Trickbot, according to a Facebook post published Monday by officials from the Coventry Local School District in Ohio. "Since we cannot guarantee that the necessary operating systems will be up and running tomorrow, it is in our students best interest and welfare to cancel school," said Lisa Blough, Coventry Local School District Superintendent. In interviews with local media, Blough said the school didn't suspect any of its 2,000+ students for purposely infecting the school's network with Trickbot, and that "one of the first computers infected was in the treasurer's office." Nowadays, TrickBot operators infect computers with their malware and often rent access to infected computers to the operators of other malware operations. Coventry Schools Superintendent Lisa Blough has confirmed that the FBI is investigating the reported "Trickbot" virus that infected the district’s network and computers.

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