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LISTEN: Ransomware Attack In Hartford May Not Be The Last

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Hartford Public Schools canceled the first day of both in-person and online classes after hackers hit its computer systems with a ransomware attack. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin says there’s no evidence the hackers actually demanded any ransom. 

Cybersecurity expert Tim Weber of ADNET Technologies in Farmington spoke to Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered host John Henry Smith about what likely happened and what Hartford schools -- and any school system -- should do to protect themselves.

Hear the interview below:

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. He's proud to be a part of the team that won a regional Emmy Award for The Vote: A Connecticut Conversation. In his 21st year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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