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Ransomware Takes Down Fort Worth Schools

The good news is that students are on Spring Break. The bad news is that Fort Worth's School District has completely shut its network after a ransomware attack last week.

The district hopes everything will be back to normal by next Monday, when students and teachers return from spring break — but that may not be the case.

The attack forced the District to disconnect its entire network during the recovery.

Administrators want to make sure the tens of thousands of connected devices are ransomware free, so they can’t re-infect the system.

Cyber criminals continue targeting schools and local governments with ransomware.

The Fort Worth ISD computer hack follows a string of cyber attacks last year in Texas towns and school districts.

In response to these attacks, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3834, requiring annual Security Awareness Training for all government employees, due by June 14, 2020.

To comply with ease as the deadline approaches, Texas government offices are turning to INFIMA's fully automated Cyber Security Training.
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Are you a Texas government office looking for more information on HB 3834?
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Original article here.
[https://www.keranews.org/post/fort-worth-isd-hacked-joining-other-texas-schools-towns-hit-ransomware-attacks]

Joel Cahill

Cyber security enthusiast. Entrepreneur.