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Wisconsin district cancels classes Tuesday citing “IT security situation”

The FBI is investigating the apparent breach, which knocked out its internet, phone systems and software after “potential unauthorized access” to the IT systems.
By: | January 11, 2022

The Neenah Joint School District canceled classes at all of its schools Tuesday. The FBI is investigating what the school district calls an “IT security situation” which knocked out its internet, phone systems and software after “potential unauthorized access” to the IT systems.

In a letter to parents, the school district says it’s just beginning the process of restoring the affected systems and needs time to “adjust to this non-digital environment.” It hopes to have some services restored Wednesday.

“It was a tough school day for everybody today. It was different. It was kind of back to the old days. There was no computers today at school and it was different for everyone,” said communications manager Jim Strick.

The letter says local and federal law enforcement were notified, and “industry-leading cyber security experts” are investigating.

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