Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Cyber Attacked The Rockford Public School 205 District System




 

Suspects Cyber Attacked The Rockford Public School 205 District System

RPS 205 parents/guardians and staff,

Our district is working with a professional forensic firm to investigate this ransomware attack.

We are still working to both recover and rebuild our systems. We want all employees to know that our forensic firm has not identified any specific personal information that was accessed by the attacker group. However, the investigation did determine that user names and passwords might have been involved.

When you log onto your RPS 205 email account or onto a district-issued device in the coming days, you will be forced to change your password to gain access. As a precaution, please change any personal passwords that you have used on a district-issued device, as well.

We are still investigating whether any student or staff personal information was affected by this incident. We will share more information as soon as we’re able to provide it.

Our Information Technology team continues to make progress during our districtwide systems outage. We expect to hit several milestones this week, such as restoring access to phones, bells and PA systems; providing staff with access to Google, Google Classroom and Google Drive, and restoring access to districtwide WiFi so students can use Chromebooks in class, as well. We will share a time frame to expect access in the coming days.

Our Information Technology team is working around the clock to rebuild our network and restore access.

We continue to share our thanks to our teachers, principals, staff, students and parents for their patience and understanding during this outage








 

Rockford Scanner™: Criminal Damage Incident Caught On Video





Sources are reporting a criminal damage incident in Rockford.

There are 2 different videos, above and below.

It happened in the area of Broadway and 12th

If you recognize this man, call the RPD








 

Rockford Scanner™: Three Females Going On A Crime Spree In Rockford?




 

Over the last few weeks we have gotten several reports from several area businesses that 3 females have been going into local stores and destroying items and stealing items. Then they flee the stores. 

Sources have told us the police have been notified on several of these incidents and they did not seem to care to investigate the crimes, according to the victims. 

Tuesday it happened again at Ulta, around 4:40 pm. Three females went into the business with garbage bags and began to fill the bags with items. And then they fled the store. Witnesses were able to get a photo of the alleged vehicle and plate.

Police are encrypted and have not released any information on any of these incidents. The most we got out of police was “No Comment”  so they will not confirm the incidents, and they won’t confirm if it is the same 3 females on a crime spree, etc…

Thankfully to the citizens of the area, we are able to post this and keep people informed via your tips, so maybe these alleged criminals can be caught.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Vandalize A Local Store, Possible New Trend




Sources are reporting that a local store was vandalized on Sunday afternoon.

Three females allegedly went into the gas station at S Alpine and Linden on Sunday afternoon. They destroyed many items in the store.

Then they ran away laughing about what they had just done.

Sources said the police have video of the incident and also the suspects license plate number, but sources said the police were not interested in investigating this case.  Just took the report on it.

The employee that was working was highly distraught and crying.

This is the 13th incident we have heard about in the last few months, about something similar happening in other local stores as well. It seems to be a trend locally, because of how often it happens.

We have asked the police in the past about these incidents, and they refused to comment on the incidents.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Caught On Video: Kids Throwing Rocks At Moving Cars in Rockford




Kićo Botić sent us this video he took Thursday of 2 people throwing rocks at moving vehicles as they crossed the Jefferson st Bridge in Rockford.

 

He posted this on his social media: ” #ROCKFORD, if you know someone whose windshield was cracked driving over the Jefferson St bridge… this might help them. These 2 were throwing rocks from under the bridge and you can see them stop as 2 skaters walk by and then get back to it. WHOSE KIDS ARE THESE ?!?!?! SMFH  ”

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Vandalism On The East Side




RS Source April A. sent us the following in reference to a vandalism near Fairview and Rural:

“Sunday Night this happened offering reward that leads to info for a arrest. Chevy Malibu 2015 all black w tint. Windshield was shattered and drivers side mirror was busted off. Please help with Sharing this info.”

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Man Burglarizes A Rockford Church, RPD Searching For The Suspect




KNOW HIM? On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Washington Park Christian Church (801 Concord Avenue) in reference to a possible burglary. Upon arrival, officers saw damage to the front door where the suspect gained entry. Inside the church, officers located several electronic items strewn around, damage to instruments and church furniture.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department recovered surveillance video of the incident involving a black male suspect, medium build, between 20-25 years old. Anyone with information on the suspect should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area CrimeStoppers at 815-968-7867.





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Rockford Scanner™: Lots Of Blood & Broken Windows, Police Investigating A Building Check




Sources are reporting a house with broken windows and blood all over.

It happened in the 2500 block of Ellen in Rockford.

There is a house with several windows broken out and blood all over the place.

Unknown what happened at this time.

RPD said this was a building check call.





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