The Los Angeles Unified School District is dealing with a ransomware attack

The Los Angeles Unified School District controls a ransomware attack on its IT systems. The cyberattack began over Labor Day weekend, which began September 3, although it did not disrupt school operations and classes are scheduled as usual. The district says safety and emergency systems at the school were unaffected by the attack, nor were staff payroll and the health network.

LAUSD officials are already working with the Department of Education, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to uncover the source of the attack, and they have logs to protect email and other internal IT implemented applications. The district says some business operations may be delayed while investigations into the attack are ongoing, but transportation, groceries and Beyond the Bell services are unaffected.

“Los Angeles Unified is promptly preparing an action plan, informed by leading technology and cybersecurity experts from the public and private sectors, to determine additional protections for the district and provide an independent opinion on system-wide protections,” officials said.

The district says it will set up an independent information technology task force that will develop recommendations for schools within 90 days, reorganize their departments to better protect their IT systems, and deploy consultants to identify best practices for, among other things monitor cybersecurity. LAUSD officials said they will provide updates on the cyber attack as the investigation progresses and you can find them on twitter.

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