Schools in Jackson, Hillsdale counties reopen Thursday following cyberattack
JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - After being closed for the first half of the week due to a cyberattack, all public schools in Jackson and Hillsdale counties reopened Thursday.
The attack impacted critical operating systems, including heating, phones and classroom technology.
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Students will have “limited access to several technology resources,” Thursday as systems are restored.
In a video released Thursday, Superintendent Kevin Oxley said they have a team of experts who installed additional security measures and certified the essential systems as safe.
He hopes to have additional restorations over the weekend.
A letter from Superintendent Kevin Oxley sent out Wednesday afternoon can be read below.
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Earlier in the week, the Jackson Intermediate School District (ISD) sent an email to staff and said it is a victim of a ransomware attack. Jackson ISD provides technology services for many districts in Jackson and Hillsdale counties.
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Schools had encouraged students not to use their school computers or access the school’s internet.
You can check the status of your child’s school on the school closing page.
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