It's...thrown a kink in the school district's scheduled Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, which are "high-quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy." The crypto-ransomware "has affected the district's entire operations from internal and external communications to its point-of-sale for school lunches. It also has prevented any students from taking the scheduled PARCC exams, which are entirely computerized." Source: Network WorldHere are some of the recommendations I offer districts and folks who encounter these issues:
You are the best anti-virus protection District computers have. Follow these 5 steps to protect yourself and others from unnecessary loss of data. Help others you work with follow these steps. You are facing an imminent virus threat from "ransomware."
|When you examine the "Click here to view" link, I found a link to a non-Dropbox web site in the UK.|
The goal of these sites is to steal your information! Don't fall for it!
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