Rockford Public Schools fell victim to a ransomware attack last week. All electronic and digital systems in the district have been affected. It has been announced that all schools will remain open while the district works on recovering from the attack.
What we know
Last Friday, Rockford Public Schools observed issues with their phone and internet services.
The district’s website is currently down and emails are not working. The outage is expected to continue this entire week.
What we don’t know
The district has not shared any information on how the attack happened or how much ransom was demanded by the hackers.
Rockford District’s response
“Our No. 1 priority is the safety of our students and staff. This includes protecting staff and students’ data and information,” said the district in a notice.