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Aurora school district’s finances ‘compromised’ in cyberattack

Posted at 12:39 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 12:39:00-05

AURORA, Ohio — Aurora City Schools confirmed Friday that an undisclosed amount of money had been compromised during a recent cyberattack.

On Feb., 26, Aurora City Schools' Treasurer Department was aware of the breach that compromised the district's financial information.

Officials said the attack was "sophisticated and was launched by experienced perpetrators."

Administrators notified law enforcement who included the FBI to investigate the cyberattack.

The district said the vast majority of the its financial assets were recovered.

"It is our expectation that we will be able to secure all of the funds that were compromised due to this attack," said a school spokesperson. "Also, we want to reiterate that no personal data has been compromised and the District is continuing to follow proper protocols and standards to protect all personal and financial electronic data. A data privacy counsel and a cybersecurity consulting firm have been retained by the District to assist with the investigation of this event."

The school district reiterated that no personal data was compromised in the breach.