Washington County school district looks into possible ransomware attack

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Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:43 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2021 at 8:13 AM EDT
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EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - It’s still unclear whether personal student information was stolen during a system hack.

The superintendent of the Washington Central Unified Union School District says in a letter Wednesday that its information systems were compromised.

Interim Superintendent Jen Miller-Arsenault sent out a letter to families saying the district’s systems have been compromised as a result of a suspected, but unconfirmed ransomware attack.

Federal, state and local law enforcement have been notified.

Independent investigators and third-party experts are determining the nature and extent of the attack.

Currently, they are able to continue as normal with a few disruptions.

The investigation is still in the early stages, so it is still unclear if any information has been accessed.

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