Los Angeles school district says it was target of ransomware attack

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest collection of public schools in the United States, said it was targeted by a ransomware attack over the Labor Day weekend that caused “significant disruption” but did not lead to cancellation of classes.

“Los Angeles Unified detected unusual activity in its Information Technology systems over the weekend, which after an initial review, can be confirmed as an external cyber attack on our Information Technology assets,” the district said in a statement on Tuesday, adding it reported the attack to law enforcement agencies.

Schools remained open on Tuesday but the district statement said business operations might be delayed or modified.

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Source: Reuters