TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — The Baltimore County School Board has approved nearly $2 million in contracts in connection to the aftermath of the ransomware cyber attack in November 2020.

The money will cover the investigation, data recovery and public relations consulting during the crisis.

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Administrators expect the school system’s insurance to cover most of the spending.

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The attack took place the day before Thanksgiving and resulted in classes being cancelled for five days.

CBS Baltimore Staff