Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski holds a news conference updating the investigation into the cyberattack on the Baltimore County Public Schools, December 7, 2020. Photo credit: Baltimore County

Baltimore County officials remained mum Monday on who launched the cyberattack November 24 that crippled the school system and canceled virtual instruction classes for its 115,000 students.

However, they were able to say that they do not believe anyone’s data was stolen in the attack.

Jim Corns, the executive director of information technology for the county school system, said at a news conference in Towson that the investigation into that possibility is still ongoing.

“We’re going to continue to work with our partners and release any information as it becomes available in this one particular part of the investigation,” Corns said.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said, if needed, the county will cover the cost of credit monitoring for all BCPS students and staff “out of an abundance of caution.”

When asked about the investigation into who committed the ransomware attack, Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said, “This is a long, drawn out investigation and unfortunately right now there are no other details that I can comment on.”

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