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Cyberattack Forces Shutdown of Baltimore County Schools for the Day

The Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system was forced to shut down classes on Wednesday after it was hit by a debilitating ransomware attack.

“Due to issues with our network, all Baltimore County Public Schools and offices will be closed today,” the district tweeted Wednesday morning.

An hour later, BCPS tweeted that “we were the victim of a Ransomeware attack that caused systemic interruption to network information systems. Our BCPS technology team is working to address the situation & we will continue to provide updates as available. For now, please don’t use BCPS device.”

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