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Batesville School District blocks ransomware attack – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) -It took them until the wee hours of the morning, but one school district managed to pull the plug on some cybercriminals.

The Batesville School District reported Tuesday it had fallen victim to a ransomware attack.

While members of the district’s Information and Technology Department worked to stop the attack, administrators urged employees to refrain from opening or responding to emails sent by the district.

According to Megan Renihan, a spokesperson for BSD, “IT got things back up and running around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.”

She added that no private information was lost.

To avoid a similar attack in the future, Renihan said the district is discussing installing new firewalls to protect their system.

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