Early this past week, Oklahoma City Public Schools shut down its network owing to a ransomware attack.
My first thought upon hearing the news was that perhaps it could be chalked up to a prank. These ransomware hackers are asking for money from an Rentity that has little. Perhaps the thinking is that OKCPS would be a desperate target given all of the ups and downs in recent years? Perhaps they heard about Oklahoma’s recent agreement to spend $157.7 million more on common education than last year? Or, more likely, it’s an individual or group of individuals from far away who haven’t been watching the local news.
In any case, it’s a bad situation, and I hope they get it resolved. OKCPS could use a bit of good news every once in a while.
Past Sundaze comics
Time for Boomer and Sooner to shotgun some beers
Measles breaks out as comeback story of the year
Rumble seeks Thunder solutions at bottom of a bottle
Easter bunny encouraging camouflage eggs
Things go off the rails at the Oklahoma Capitol
A flood of news from Norman
The Bradford Pear needs to tone it down
Spring is for the opportunities, not the birds
Snakes to green beer: St. Patrick’s Day makes no sense
‘Save the Egg,’ or else how will the aliens get home?
New Gun restaurant has great name, but not for reason you think
Influx of youth begs important OKC City Council debate
5 weeks later: How is your New Year’s resolution going?
Here we go again: Tom Brady in his ninth Super Bowl
21st century art opportunities for OKCPS students
Bacon takes the ’10-year challenge’
If Mike Stoops watched Bedlam…
False flag fears epitomize extreme views in America
Ironically, whooping cranes have view of OKC growth
Value of Walmart eye test debated with SQ 793
ABLE Commission preps for new alcohol laws, pandemonium
Toad in the hole: Mushroom has long week
OKC’s modern society is mural society
Uneasy riders: Critics blame Boren for … OU?
Football season is heating up in Oklahoma
Animal Crackers freed from cage, sent to belly
Bon Appetit flabbergasted by Nonesuch in OKC
QAnon: Your latest online political conspiracy theories
Election robocalls keep robot employment high
Oklahoma health care community clowning around
What was the Board of Health smoking?
Buffalo Wild Wings hacker missed delicious opportunity