Cyberattack in Albuquerque latest to target public schools

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Albuquerque Public Schools superintendent Scott Elder poses outside of Highland High School. Albuquerque Public Schools says classes will be canceled Friday for a second day after a cyberattack. Cedar Attanasio/AP

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SANTA FE, N.M. — When the superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools announced earlier this week a cyberattack would lead to the cancellation of classes for around 75,000 students, he noted that the district’s technology department had been fending off attacks “for the last few weeks.”

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