No student or staff’s personal information is believed to have been compromised by the attack, the superintendent said.
Robidoux sent out a news release Wednesday afternoon saying that the district’s cybersecurity company, Hub Technology, was able to isolate the attack and shut down the network within minutes of the attack.
“Through a preliminary investigation, it was determined that no personal student or staff information was compromised and no cloud-based files or information was affected by the attack,” Robidoux said in a statement.
“It is believed that this attack occurred due to an encrypted download that was run by someone within the district, but is not believed to be malicious.”
The district said Swansea Public Schools will continue to participate in KnowBe4 trainings to help school community members learn more about cybersecurity.