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Computer protection program halts attack on H-F High’s network

A computer protection program from CrowdStrike that District 233 purchased in February paid for itself on March 11, when one of the servers at Homewood-Flossmoor High School was attacked.

Steve Richardson, director of information technology, told the District 233 school board at its April 19 meeting that a malicious attempt to take over a server at 2:35 a.m. was halted through CrowdStrike which immediately took the server off-line and launched an investigation on how the attacker was trying to gain access.

“This is just a perfect example of how valuable this service is," he said. "At . . .

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