MCPSS website is back up after ransomware hack

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UPDATE 7:40 PM: The Mobile County Public Schools System website is back up and running after being down for 24 hours. The school system says its website provider was hacked and no personal information was affected.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The external website provider for the Mobile County Public Schools website has been hacked by a virus, according to a school district spokesperson.

The hack is not affecting any internal sites where student records, personal information or email is kept.

A statement was released by MCPSS from SCHOOLinSITES.

“SCHOOLinSITES wants to update our customers that significant progress has been made against the ransomware attack against our company. While we do see a resolution in the near future, we cannot immediately put a timeline on it. We will post another update this evening, whether or not there is new information to share so that our loyal customers are aware we are working diligently to get their sites back online as soon as possible.

If parents need to access their student’s grades, they can do so at  iNow.mcpss.com.

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