Havre schools deal with, warn about ransomware

Buses decorated in memory of long-time driver Willson


Last updated 2/12/2020 at 12:18pm

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Purple and black ribbons decorate a Havre Public Schools bus in memory of longtime driver Dan Willson, who died Monday.

The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees heard about a problem the district had with Ryuk ransomware and enrollment numbers at it's monthly meeting Tuesday.

Havre Public Schools superintendent Andy Carlson said in an interview after the meeting that last Tuesday at 6:30 a.m., the school district discovered they had a Ryuk ransomware on their computers.

"One of our primary concerns was our student information and our employee information, there was no reason to believe any of that was impacted," he said. "We basically unplugged from the internet and from there our tech guys have done a r...

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