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Ransomware attack hits Rockland Public Schools

ROCKLAND, Mass. — The Rockland Public School system became victims of a ransomware attack Wednesday morning, according to officials.

In a notice to the school community, Business Administrator Jane Hackett said no student Chromebooks were affected and were still fully functional for students to use.

School was expected to continue as scheduled.

Hackett said staff won’t have access to their laptops or desktop computers for the next few days, so email would be limited.

“We are working with the appropriate authorities to determine the extent of the breach and to determine our path to restoration,” Hackett said in the notice.

No other information was immediately available.

These kinds of ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent -- causing big problems for local schools, business and government. 25 Investigates’ Ted Daniel looks into who’s behind these attacks and what’s being done to make sure your digital information stays safe. TONIGHT at 10pm on Boston 25 News

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