Aurora City Schools investigating ‘sophisticated’ financial cyber-security breach
AURORA, OH (WOIO) - The Aurora City Schools’ administration fell victim to a financial security breach on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
School officials say the attack was sophisticated and acted out by criminals with experience.
Shortly after becoming aware they notified Aurora Police, and the FBI.
As of now, there is no evidence to show that any personal data was compromised in the cyberattack.
Below is an excerpt from a press release from Aurora City Schools:
“The district has received notice that the vast majority of our financial assets have been recovered due to the expertise of our many partners. It is our expectation that we will be able to secure all of the funds that were compromised due to this attack. Also, we want to reiterate that no personal data has been compromised and the District is continuing to follow proper protocols and standards to protect all personal and financial electronic data. A data privacy counsel and a cybersecurity consulting firm have been retained by the District to assist with the investigation of this event.”
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