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™: Fight At A Rockford Business, 1 Person Injured





 

Caution Graphic Content in the link, WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE FIGHT AND BOUNCER KNOCKED OUT COLD AT https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=CnanC_1568083912&p=1

Update from a source:  A female customer was asked to leave by the bouncer, because she was allegedly being disorderly.  The bouncer was attempting to  escort her out.  She was refusing to leave and hit the bouncer a couple of times. The bouncer then pushed her away. Several men saw the incident and thought the bouncer was hitting the woman and stepped in to intervene and began to beat on the bouncer.  Then several others began to fight, some to protect the bouncer, and others to hurt the bouncer.  No weapons were involved.  One person was transported to the E.R. sounds like non life threatening injuries.   RPD has yet to confirm this.

Note: This was an active scene when I filmed this. So I was only able to film from one location. I was filming the police, and Tavern On Clark was in the background of me filming the police at the scene.  Some people have chose not read this article and just watch the video and  automatically assumed Tavern On Clark was involved. (since they have chose not to read and only watch the video) since it was in the background in the video of me filming the police at this scene. Tavern on Clark was NOT involved. It was an active scene and I was limited on where I could film from, and it just happened to be in the background as I filmed the police. 


Shortly after 2 am this morning several emergency personnel from the Rockford Police and Fire Departments responded to the Tiger Tails on Clark. 

Initial reports are saying there was a large fight out in the parking lot of the business. 

At least 4 people were detained by police.
Unknown if anyone was arrested.   

1 Person was knocked unconscious, and was transported to a local E.R.  

No other information is available at this time. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: 1 Shot Fired During An Altercation At A Party in Rockford





First want to thank the RPD for providing the information, Thank You. 

Around 2 am this morning the Rockford Police were dispatched to the area of Alpine and Center Terrace. 

There was a large birthday party near this location.  During the party there was a fight/altercation and 1 shot was fired. No injuries were being reported. 

If you have any information, please call the RPD 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Searching For A Suspect, in the Roscoe area




Roscoe Police Press Release: Police are seeking the driver of a maroon pickup truck (unknown, make/model/registration) with a loud exhaust in connection to a suspicious incident that occurred in the 11000 block of Lemon Grass Ln.


Sources have told us the incident was an attempted child abduction.  But police are encrypted have not released anymore information or confirmed this.


Update: After we posted this, the Roscoe PD released this: On 09/03/2019 the Roscoe Police responded to the 11,000 block of Lemon Grass Lane for a suspicious incident where a male approached a juvenile who was playing at their residence. The individual was described as a white male, 18-22 years old, brown hair, with a beard, wearing a white shirt and orange shorts. The male left the scene after briefly speaking with the juvenile and entered a maroon pickup truck (unknown make/model/registration) with a loud exhaust. If you have any further information regarding this incident, please contact the Roscoe Police Department

Sources sent us the following:








 

Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Use Beanbag & K-9 To Subdue A Suspect




 

OFFICERS THREATENED: Charges are pending against a Rockford woman who threatened to harm herself and officers with a knife. The woman refused to comply with officers’ demands to drop her weapon, and less-lethal use of force alternatives were utilized to take her into custody.








 

Rockford Scanner™: 2 People Maced At 1 Scene




Sources are reporting 2 people that were maced at 1 scene.

It happened earlier today on Elm in Rockford.

Reports of 2 females that were maced.

The alleged suspect was their neighbor.

No other information at this time.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Doing Crowd Control




Rockford Police were keeping the streets safe and were doing crowd control near Green and Henrietta. 

When I arrived on scene the crowd was small to medium sized and were not disorderly. (They may have been before I arrived)

Three officers were on scene to make sure everyone left safely.  No injuries or arrests 

 









 

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™: Man Arrested For Allegedly Holding A Woman Against Her Will & Multiple Guns




 

ARRESTED: On Thursday, August 15, 2019, at approximately 5:50 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Reid Farm Road in reference to a complaint of a domestic altercation