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    Saturday, April 20, 2024

    Groton schools’ internet outage from ‘cyber-attack’ under investigation

    Groton ― Groton Public Schools experienced a district-wide internet outage on Thursday that is under investigation.

    “Groton Public Schools was a victim of a cyber-attack on our main servers,” Clint Kennedy, the school district’s director of technology wrote in a message to the school community. “With the help of our technology advisors, we have identified where the attack came from and have ninety percent of our systems operational. We will continue to work through our disaster recovery process in conjunction with the local Police to investigate the situation. We will keep you informed as we learn more.”

    Superintendent of Schools Susan Austin said that the internet was 90% restored by the end of the day, and a team is working around the clock to get the issue completely resolved. She said the incident is under investigation and more information will be shared once school officials learn more.

    In 2017, the Groton school district experienced another security issue when it was the victim of a phishing scam.

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