Authorities Continue to Look into Ohio School Cyberattack

Officials say most of the money stolen in the February cyberattack against Aurora City Schools was recovered, but they would not comment on the ongoing investigation or how much was initially taken.

by Record-Courier / April 12, 2019

(TNS) — The FBI is continuing to investigate the February cyberattack on Aurora City Schools, according to FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson.

"Yes, we do have an ongoing investigation," she said Thursday. She declined to comment further.

School officials previously referred questions to law enforcement. Aurora police referred questions on the investigation to the FBI.

Aurora school officials said in February that an undisclosed amount of money had been recovered, while an undisclosed amount of many had been compromised due to a cybersecurity attack.

"This cyberattack was sophisticated and was launched by experienced perpetrators," a press release from the school district stated. "At this time, there is no evidence that any personal data was compromised in the breach."

"The district has received notice that the vast majority of our financial assets have been recovered due to the expertise of our many partners," the release continued. "It is our expectation that we will be able to secure all of the funds that were compromised due to this attack."

School and law enforcement officials would not say how much was money taken or how the schools discovered the attack.

The release did say school officials became aware of the attack on Feb. 26. The district then notified local police and the FBI, along with IT, financial and legal partners to mitigate any potential future threats, according to the release.

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