|Aug. 4, 2021
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the North Dakota Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
A list of all schools or school districts in North Dakota that have been victims of ransomware attacks in 2021 through July 31st. If possible, I'd like the school/district name, date of attack and the ransomware strain involved.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.
Hello Mr Liska,
In a faxed message sent to the Department of Public Instruction on Aug. 4, 2021, you requested "a list of all schools or school districts in North Dakota that have been victims of ransomware attacks in 2021."
We have no such list. North Dakota school districts are not required to report ransomware attacks to the Department of Public Instruction.
Thank you for your interest.
Dale E. Wetzel
Public Information Specialist
State Capitol, 11th Floor
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
Office: (701) 328-2247
Mobile: (701) 400-8557