Sir John Colfox Academy

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The Sir John Colfox Academy has about 1,000 pupils

Hackers have used ransomware to encrypt information at a Dorset faculty inflicting it to lose some college students’ GCSE coursework.

The Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport, stated a member of employees mistakenly opened an e mail containing a virus.

The e-mail claimed to be from a colleague at one other Dorset faculty and contaminated the varsity’s pc community.

The varsity stated coursework from one topic submitted by 12 months 11 college students, which had been saved on the varsity community, was at present misplaced.

Head instructor David Herbert stated: “We’re liaising with the related examination boards about this particular difficulty.”

Mr Herbert added a police knowledgeable “has suggested us that it is rather unlikely that any faculty info has left the constructing and we aren’t compromised in that manner”.

“Private information referring to employees, college students and fogeys is just not held on this method and is safe,” he stated.

The varsity stated specialists have been working to attempt to rectify the problem, which additionally means 12 months 9 and 10 studies will likely be delayed by not less than per week.

Dorset Police stated: “A full investigation is beneath manner into the circumstances and Dorset Police’s cyber crime unit is supporting and offering recommendation to the varsity.”

The power stated no cash had been exchanged.