TX: Judson ISD investigating possible ransomware attack affecting district communication, officials say
Judson ISD officials say they are investigating a possible ransomware attack that left them without phone or email access.
The school district announced the “suspected but unconfirmed ransomware attack” Friday afternoon in a release.
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The district took to Twitter to announce status reports.
— Judson ISD (@JudsonISD) June 17, 2021
An update posted to Twitter on the morning of the 17th shows how the district rushed to respond:
UPDATE: 7:20 AM
Due to JISD technology systems being unavailable, the summer school CREDIT RECOVERY program using Edgenuity for high school students has been cancelled for today. If students have already boarded a bus, they will be brought back on the 10am bus. #JudsonISD
A subsequent update indicated that a ransomware attack was suspected, but not yet confirmed:
Judson ISD Technology Update: 06/18/21 at 5:45 PM pic.twitter.com/dezzkwmiKV
— Judson ISD (@JudsonISD) June 18, 2021
There have been no further updates as of the time of this publication.
Edited by Dissent