FinalSite, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that tailors to creating online sites for schools to manage various aspects of the school’s website and notification services are not available due to a ransomware attack. According to FinalSite, on January 4th, they identified ransomware on various parts of their system which forced the shutdown of the service. FinalSite claims to provide service to over 8,000 schools across 15 countries, all of which are affected by the outage. For the first few days, schools were left in the dark as to why their websites were unavailable and notified parents that there was an outage. FinalSite finally announced that ransomware was the cause of the issue, but this was already after schools were unable to use their emergency notification system to shut down school for severe weather or COVID outbreaks. FinalSite did not identify which ransomware operators were behind the attack.
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