Isle of Wight schools and colleges hit by ransomware attack

A ransomware attack will have "significant implications" on some primary schools and colleges on the Isle of Wight as they may be forced to delay the start of next term.

Colleges and schools on the island have had their data encrypted after the organisation that oversees them suffered the attack. Websites for Medina College, Carisbrooke College, the Island Sixth Form, and the Isle of Wight of Education Federation have been offline for almost a week.

The Isle of Wight of Education Federation, which oversees three schools, said its IT systems were compromised between 28 and 29 July.