Malware discovered on laptops provided by government

Posted  22nd January 2021

It has been brought to our attention that Malware has been found on school laptops given out by government.

What is the latest?

Teachers have reported suspicious files and the Department for Education is now urgently investigating malware found on devices sent to schools to support home-schooling during lockdown.

DfE statement

A DfE official told BBC News: "We are aware of an issue with a small number of devices. And we are investigating as an urgent priority to resolve the matter as soon as possible. "DfE IT teams are in touch with those who have reported this issue." "We believe this is not widespread." Further information on the BBC website.

Our guidance

SBS ICT would recommend that if you discover any devices with the malware, do not connect to internet or network, turn it off and then speak with your ICT Administrator. If you have any concerns please contact the ICT Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 1 or email
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