The case involving the Chrystal Lake School District is currently under investigation by the FBI.
The attack used a Clampi virus, which when downloaded to the victim’s computer, steals login and account information for bank accounts. The information is then sent to the hackers who siphon the money to different bank accounts, often overseas.
The attacks took place over the summer, and the FBI recently identified the virus used in the attack. This is the most recent revelation in a string of attacks against schools revealed in recent months.
According to investigators, much of the work is done by Eastern European gangs who are stealing millions of dollars from U.S. sources.