Ransomware Attack Information
On Sunday, November 13, 2022, the Jackson County Intermediate School District was the victim of a ransomware attack, causing a systems outage that affected critical operating systems in schools across Jackson and Hillsdale counties. Immediately upon discovering suspicious activity, systems were taken offline in order to contain the incident. We have engaged external cybersecurity advisors to investigate and assist in the safe restoration of our systems. We have also notified law enforcement.
Schools were closed for three days due to the attack. During that time, we prioritized bringing essential systems back online in order to allow us to safely resume operations and reopen school buildings across Jackson and Hillsdale counties on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and investigations of this nature may take some time. We are committed to sharing updates with you as necessary as the investigation progresses.