The following is a copy of a tweet posted by North Yorkshire Police's Cybercrime team on the 13th December (https://twitter.com/NYPDIIU).
There's a new wave of bomb threat e-mails going round today. Email demands payment in Bitcoin or sender will detonate a bomb on the premises. Email is non-specific, threat is not credible and is a scam. Don't panic, don't pay, just delete.
As you may be aware the submission of Proficiency in English, Pupil Nationality and Country of Birth are no longer required for School Census purposes.
Consequently, DfE guidance is that schools must no longer request this information from parents, or retain the data within their system, for the purpose of transmitting to the DfE via the school census.
Microsoft will end its support for the Windows 7 operating system on 14 January 2020. This means that automatic updates that protect your computer will no longer be available. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 before January 2020 to benefit from all the security and updates that are released to a fully supported operating system.