Los Angeles Unified School District Hit by Ransomware Attack, Site Knocked Offline
Irish regulator fined Instagram $469 million for violating child privacy, Cybercriminals now engaging in physical attacks on rivals, Signal hires big tech critic as its first president, much more
Metacurity is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
A ransomware attack brought down the computer systems of the Los Angeles Unified School District over the weekend, knocking the District’s website offline, eliminating access to email, and reportedly affecting systems that teachers use to post lessons and take attendance.
Officials said they are working around the clock to solve the problem before schools open this morning after the Labor Day weekend. “Business operations may be delayed or modified,” the District stated. However, “based on a preliminary analysis of critical business systems, employee healthcare and payroll are not impacted. Nor has the cyber incident impacted safety and emergency mechanisms in place at schools.”
Moreover, the District said it “is immediately establishing a plan of action, informed by top public and private sector technology and cyber security …
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to Metacurity to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.