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Hackers Hit Vulnerable School Districts, Steal Data And Demand Ransoms

Baltimore County Public Schools are back online on Wednesday after a ransomware attack last week forced them to take their system down. Hackers have hit vulnerable school districts during the pandemic, stealing data and demanding ransoms as they hold their systems hostage.

Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Tawnell Hobbs, education reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about the attacks.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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