According to sources, Scranton School District (a Education organization in Pennsylvania) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2024-03-16.

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Source 1  |  2024-03-16

SCRANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PENNSYLVANIA SUFFERED A RANSOMWARE ATTACK

“This week, schools in Scranton, Pennsylvania, experienced a ransomware attack, resulting in IT outages. The Scranton School District is working with third-party forensic specialists to investigate the security breach and restore impacted systems. “

““The attack is causing a temporary disruption to some of our computer systems and services. We are working diligently with third party forensic specialists, that we engaged last evening, to investigate the source of this incident, confirm its impact on our systems, and to restore full functionality to the system as soon as possible,” reads a post published by the Scranton School District on Facebook they wrote. “

““Scranton School District’s computer system was recently hacked and infected with ransomware, according to acting Superintendent Patrick Laffey.” reported The Time Tribune. “

“The Scranton School District is a large, urban school district located in Scranton, Pennsylvania in the Wyoming Valley region. The district encompasses approximately 26 square miles. According to the 2020 census, the Scranton School District serves a resident population of 76,997. The school district includes 15 schools and serves more than 9000 students. “

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