As the FBI and Homeland Security work with local officials at the Victor Central School District following a ransomware attack – parents have been dealing with the sudden change back to remote learning.
A spokesperson for the district says that the recovery process is a lengthy one. At this point, BOCES is working through the process of identifying the source of the infection, while also creating new servers to replace and wipe the old ones, according to News10NBC.
“They’ve assured us that none of the personal information has been taken but that’s still a worry,” Sigl said. “That’s still there.”
Parents say they are being optimistic about the situation. “It’s not the ideal situation. We hope that it doesn’t last longer than this week, and that’s all we can hope for at this point,” Bob Tambe told News10NBC.
Other parents have voiced frustration with the lack of back-up plan, as well as the dependency on technology. “It’s disappointing and a little frightening that there is so much dependency put on technology, that the world cannot function without it. When you can’t even educate children without it,” Shelley Ott told News10NBC.
Officials said earlier in the week that phones and internet networks were primarily impacted by the attack.
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