Montgomery Public Schools computer system nearly restored

Montgomery Public Schools computer system nearly restored
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Teachers and employees at the Montgomery Public School district used their computers Thursday for the first time this week after a virus shut down the system on Sunday.

District officials told WSFA 12 News the virus attacked the server's processors, impacting the email server.  They have not found evidence that any sensitive information has been compromised.

MPS Official Scott Johnson confirmed most of the daily computer functions are back up and running, including the programs used to take attendance, collect grades, and provide lunches.  Johnson expects the final elements of the patch to take full effect over the next 24 hours, restoring the system to its prior state.

Johnson confirmed MPS was very fortunate to have isolated the virus quickly, stating the damage could have been far worse.

Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Reginald Eggleston said new security measures are in place to prevent this from happening again.

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