- Mar 16, 2019
Read the full article hereBaltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) urged students and staff to stop using their school-issued Windows computers and only use Chromebooks and Google accounts following a ransomware attack that hit the district's network last Wednesday.
The ransomware attack forced BCPS to shut down most of its network due to the large number of systems impacted during the incident.
The Baltimore County school district is in charge of all public schools in Baltimore County, Maryland, and it is the 25th largest U.S. school system.
Students urged to stay away from Windows PCs"We now know that BCPS-issued Chromebooks were not impacted by the cyberattack," an update on BCPS' website says.
"You may now safely use: BCPS-issued Chromebooks and BCPS Google accounts for students and staff. Please do not use BCPS-issued Windows-based devices until further notice."
District-issued Chromebooks were likely........