“Teachers have been using pens and paper and blackboards in place of technology”

The horror! Cyber attack shut down Idaho school district.

District spokeswoman Kathleen Tuck said the attack came from an email, but officials have not found the specific email that caused it. The district has shut down its network, cutting off internet access to all schools.

There is virtually no technical information on the nature of the attack, but given that it appears to be “Microsoft” only that’s impacted, and an email source, I’m going out on a limb and guess phishing, and ransomware, and probably something that should not be in the news like WannaCry, because I’m betting all those PCs were running un-patched WindowsXP. But admitting that after all the news on WannaCry, the news of the Florida cities hit with ransomware, and the latest incident hitting Texas cities, actually admitting that you haven’t done a damn thing about cyber security in more than two years won’t look good on a résumé.

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