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™: Victim Beaten During A Home Invasion in Rockford



 

 

 

Around 3:10 am emergency personnel were dispatched for a home invasion in Rockford. 

It happened in the 200 block of Fairview blvd 

Suspect beat the victim during the home invasion. 

Suspect is a black male, 5’10, short hair, wearing a Grey jacket 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: School Bus Accident in Rockford, School bus Rear Ends A Vehicle





 

Around 2:30 PM today emergency personnel were dispatched for an accident with injuries in Rockford.

A school bus rear ended a vehicle in the area of Huffman and Pierce.

Injuries were reported from the occupants in the vehicle.

No injuries were being reported from anyone on the school bus.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Avoid the area.

 





Rockford Scanner™: Several Units En Route To A House Fire In Rockford





 

UPDATE:   There was a fire on the back side of the house, it was quickly extinguished.

Just before 8 pm tonight several units from the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a possible house fire in Rockford.

It happened in the 200 block of Palm st

Details are still preliminary, there is a possible house fire near this location and several units are en route. Still developing