Saginaw Township Community Schools experienced a security breach in their network that administrators noticed on Sunday. The FBI and Michigan State Police are now involved to track the source of the malware.
Typically, these attacks are used to demand ransom by hackers, who corrupt a system or gain access to sensitive data. When the ransom is paid, the system is restored to normal. However, law enforcement is not encouraging the district to pay any money.
Communication has been made with the hackers but their motive or demands remain unclear. No data in the school system appears to be stolen. Students and teachers have been able to continue interacting despite this incident.