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Ransomware deletes Internet and web systems from Mansfield ISD


(TNS) – Teachers in Mansfield are continuing their lessons without using the internet and other web-based systems after the district recently fell victim to a ransomware attack.

The disruption is impacting the district’s access to its website, email and phone services. Campuses will remain closed to visitors because the Raptor ID system — which allows staff to screen who enters schools — is down, officials said in a news release.

“Many of our educational tools and processes are facilitated by being connected to the internet, but our amazing teachers and staff have been able to use their foundational skills and student relationships to move forward despite the obstacles we face,” Superintendent Kimberley Cantu said in a statement.

It is not known what data was compromised. Mansfield officials are working with authorities to protect student and staff information, according to the press release.

More information will be sent to families via social media.

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office noted 99 student data breaches reported from July 1, 2016 to May 5, 2020, which compromised the data of thousands of children across 287 school districts.

Dallas ISD was victim of a data breach last fall.

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