The servers of New Jersey’s Livingston School District were hacked, thereby delaying the standard start time on Monday morning by a couple of hours.
In a report from nj.com, the district’s servers, as stated by Superintendent Matthew Block, were infected with something known as ransomware. Apparently, ransomware allows hackers to disable data until a ransom is paid in full.
Although there was no discussion of what the actual ransom is, this incident has been reported to the Livingston Police Department.
According to Block, students will still have access to the internet and their emails, though staff members throughout the district must access their email accounts in other ways.
On Monday evening, parents can attend a meeting at Livingston High School to have any questions about the cyber attack answered.
Read the original story from nj.com at: https://www.nj.com/essex/2019/11/school-districts-computer-servers-hacked-superintendent-says-classes-delayed-monday.html.