The Baltimore County Government released a statement on Wednesday morning confirming that Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) was a victim of a ransomware attack that closed its virtual school program for the day.
“We are aware that BCPS has been the victim of a ransomware attack. Our Office of Information Technology is working closely with them to offer technical assistance and guidance,” said the statement.
“We do not have any reason to believe that Baltimore County Government systems have been compromised, but the County’s Information Technology team is closely inspecting its network and all devices out of an abundance of caution, and has put in place additional security measures. We will continue to work with BCPS to help address this issue so that remote learning can resume as soon as possible.”