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Classes at Griggsville-Perry School District paused due to ransomware attack

Griggsville-Perry School
Griggsville-Perry School(WGEM)
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 5:02 PM CST
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GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. (WGEM) - Classes were put on hold for two days this week at the Griggsville-Perry School District due to network hacking, according to school officials.

Superintendent Kent Hawley said the school had been hit with ransomware that had locked the school’s files until they pay the ransom.

Hawley said depending on what the district’s technicians can recover, they may have to pay the ransom.

The district said it has been dealing with the issue for the last week.

Hawley said the ransomware had created major issues for teaching and learning and as a result schools would be closed Tuesday and Wednesday and they would have half-days on Thursday and Friday.

Howley added that the closure did not affect extracurricular activities or meetings. However, the regular board meeting for January was moved to 7 p.m. Thursday.

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