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Nevada school district refuses to submit to ransomware blackmail, hacker publishes student data

A cybercriminal has published private data belonging to thousands of students following a failed attempt to exhort a ransomware payment from a Nevada school district.

Ransomware is a form of malware that can have a devastating impact on businesses and individuals alike. 

Once a ransomware package has landed and executed on a vulnerable system, files are usually encrypted, access to core systems and networks is revoked, and a landing page is thrown up demanding a payment — usually in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) or Monero (XMR) in return for a decryption key — which may or may not work.   

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Ransomware operators target organizations across every sector in the hopes that the fear of disrupting core operations will pressure victims into paying up. It may not be a valid legal expense, but for

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Depew School District using temperature wrist scanners to start new school year

The Depew Union Free School District has spent about $30,000 on new technology to detect whether anyone has a temperature.

DEPEW, N.Y. — Some local schools are already back in the classroom – others will return next week, and at one local district new technology is being used that’s intended to keep everyone safe.

The Depew Union Free School District will start the new year with Wrist temperature scanners at all their entrances. The wrist temperature scanners give you a reading in just five seconds.

“Every student, every employee has to pass by those scanners to get their temperature checked before they come in,” said Jeffrey Rabey, the Depew Schools superintendent. 

This on top of health screenings that should be done at home.

The district purchased 10 standing temperature scanners at a cost of nearly $30,000 using CARES Act funding, but according to the district superintendent, the manufacturer is backed

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Dorchester School District Two starts 2020-2021 school year with new initiatives | Education

With the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Dorchester School District Two has implemented a new technology plan to provide instructional resources for students and teachers.

Plans are also underway for construction of a middle school in the Beech Hill area to alleviate overcrowding in district middle schools.

As district neared the start of a new replacement cycle for technology equipment this year, technology plans were developed to modernize the use of technology that included the following:

>Updated security cameras for schools.

>Individual electronic devices for all students to support learning in classrooms and at home.

>Interactive flat panels for classroom instruction.

Not only will this initiative benefit the instructional programs, but it will allow the district to convert school computer labs to much needed classrooms in all schools, according to a statement provided to the Journal Scene on Friday.

Conversion of these standalone computer labs is a cost effective

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Marlboro administrators address technology issues in school district

MARLBORO – Administrators in the Marlboro K-8 School District have provided an update regarding the reopening of the district’s eight buildings during the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.

Marlboro operates the David C. Abbott Early Learning Center, Asher Holmes Elementary School, Defino Central Elementary School, Frank J. Dugan Elementary School, Marlboro Elementary School, Robertsville Elementary School, Marlboro Middle School and Marlboro Memorial Middle School.

During a Board of Education meeting on Sept. 22, Superintendent of Schools Eric Hibbs discussed issues regarding the district’s technology.

Hibbs said there were two primary issues with technology at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.

The first issue was that with many students receiving remote instruction because schools have not reopened at 100% capacity, the district’s firewall could not handle so many active log-in connections, causing lag to video and Google Doc accessibility, according to the superintendent.

The second issue was that the district’s 500

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TUV Rheinland Joins Hands with Changzhou Tianning District People’s Government, CQC, and National NEV Technology Innovation Centre

CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On September 14, TUV Rheinland Group (“TUV Rheinland”), Changzhou Tianning District People’s Government, Beijing CQC Huanyu Technology Development Co., Ltd. (CQC Huanyu), an investment platform subordinate to the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC), and National New Energy Vehicle Smart Energy Equipment Innovation Centre (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (“National NEV Technology Innovation Centre”) held a signing ceremony of cooperation agreement. TUV Rheinland, the CQC, and the National NEV Technology Innovation Centre will establish the National Innovation of Energy Testing Technology (China) Co., Ltd. (“Joint Venture”) in Changzhou. With the support of Tianning District People’s Government, the Joint Venture will be set up

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Edmonds School District recalls three bus drivers to transport students to special education, technical programs

Edmonds School District bus drivers rallied last week in front of Meadowdale High School demanding their health care benefits be reinstated.

The Edmonds School District announced Friday that it will be bringing back to work three bus drivers of the 175 who had been laid off in August after the school district decided to teach students remotely this fall. More drivers may be recalled as the need increases, the district said.

Of the three drivers who have been recalled, two will transport students to special education programs and the other will drive students to technical programs, the district said.

“The Edmonds School District is currently assessing and will continue to assess the need for staffing, including school bus drivers,” said spokesperson Harmony Weinberg. “The district is transporting some of our students to outside programs, and as transportation needs grow, we will continue to recall drivers.”

Last month, drivers were told

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Health and Technology District partners with Halo Health’s angel investor physician group


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Surrey, B.C., Canada (September 10, 2020) – The Health and Technology District in Surrey, B.C. is partnering with Halo Health, Canada’s first angel network for healthcare, on a new collaboration to expand and support health-tech innovations and entrepreneurs.

The Health and Technology District is a vibrant ecosystem of innovators and entrepreneurs working alongside scientists, clinicians and health-care providers – each representing a range of technologies and research fields. Located immediately adjacent to Surrey Memorial Hospital, it is one of B.C.’s most rapidly growing and dynamic health-tech sectors where innovators, clinicians and researchers work in partnership to generate disruptive healthcare impacts through the translation of research, science and technology into global innovations.

Halo Health is a not-for-profit angel network of entrepreneurial medical doctors, physicians, healthcare graduates and medical students supporting and scaling health-tech companies that build and

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Tech issues. Labor strife. A budget crisis. Sacramento school district starts a difficult year

Garrett Kirkland was all smiles Thursday morning, though only his eyes revealed as such.


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The principal at Hiram Johnson High School had a bright green face guard bearing the name of his school district – Sacramento City Unified.

“I’m in my best distance-learning outfit,” Kirkland said with a laugh, looking down at his polo shirt, shorts and sneakers.

Kirkland on the first day of school would normally be in a shirt and tie, greeting scores of students as they poured onto campus. But there is little normal about the start of this academic year amid the coronavirus pandemic that has closed school campuses and heaped on challenges for administrators, teachers, counselors and students.

This academic year started the same way it ended last spring – off campus to quell the spread of the virus and online in an effort to keep instruction on track. It also started as

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Oceanagold Announces Filing of the 43-101 Technical Report for the Waihi District


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MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 30, 2020 /CNW/ – OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC) (ASX: OGC) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the filing of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) technical report for the Waihi District, which has been prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. The results of the PEA were previously disclosed in the Company’s news release dated July 16, 2020, “OceanaGold Delivers Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment Results for the Waihi District.” There are no material differences between the news release and the PEA.

The PEA, dated as of August 30, 2020 was prepared by qualified persons and full-time employees of the Company’s subsidiary and is entitled “Waihi District Study Preliminary Economic Assessment NI 43-101”.

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