Education, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County Public Schools to be closed Monday, Tuesday

TOWSON, MD—All Baltimore County Public Schools facilities will be closed to students on Monday and Tuesday in the wake of a devastating ransomware attack. BCPS officials issued the following statement on Saturday afternoon: Due to the recent ransomware attack, Baltimore County Public Schools will be closed for students on Monday, November 30, and Tuesday, December 1. BCPS offices will be …


Crime, Education, Sci-Tech

BCPS officials issue statement on ‘catastrophic’ ransomware attack

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have issued a statement regarding this week’s ransomware attack that has decimated the school system’s technology infrastructure. The attack was reported on Wednesday morning as all classes, both in person and virtual, were cancelled. The following statement was issued on Friday: “Our technology and other central office teams have been working these past few …


FBI assisting Baltimore County Public Schools with ransomware investigation

UPDATE: BCPS officials have issued a statement on the ransomware attack. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Following a ransomware attack that has paralyzed Baltimore County Public Schools’ technology infrastructure, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering assistance. “The FBI takes all cyber-crime seriously and is aware of the cyber-attack at Baltimore County Schools today. Per our usual policy, the FBI …

BCPS closes schools due to ransomware attack

UPDATE 4: BCPS officials have issued a statement on the ransomware attack. UPDATE 3: The FBI is now assisting with this investigation. UPDATE 2: Baltimore County government officials have issued the following statement: “We are aware that Baltimore County Public Schools has been the victim of a ransomware attack. Our Office of Information Technology is working closely with them to …

DPW: postcards explaining upcoming water have been mailed

BALTIMORE, MD – The Department of Public Works announced on Wednesday that postcards had been mailed alerting Baltimore City and County customers that their water bills would be resuming soon, and explaining that their first bill would be higher than normal, covering the months of May, June, and July. DPW officials say they’re confident that the water billing system will …

Baltimore City, County to initiate review of water delivery system

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced on Monday that Baltimore City and Baltimore County would jointly initiate a comprehensive review of the business processes that govern the water delivery system that serves both jurisdictions. Residents of both jurisdictions receive water through a system managed by the Baltimore City Department of …

Baltimore ransomware attack: how are county residents affected?

TOWSON, MD – As Baltimore City works to address the ransomware attack on their computer systems, Baltimore County officials are sharing information about the possible implications for Baltimore County residents. It’s important to note that Baltimore County has not experienced a ransomware attack, however, there are a few ways county residents could impacted by the attack. County officials are working …