Baltimore County school board to address ransomware attack

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BALTIMORE — The Baltimore County Board of Education has approved more than $1.7 million in contracts for services that were necessary after a ransomware attack on school systems in November.

The Baltimore Sun reports administrators told board members that they expect the school system’s cyber insurance to reimburse up to $2 million for direct costs caused by the ransomware attack and up to $3 million in cyber liability coverage.

The attack on the school systems took place the day before Thanksgiving and canceled classes for students for five days.

The district has said no personal information was stolen, but has not disclosed the extent of the attack or any ransom demands.

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