The Washington Post

L.A. schools hit by ransomware hack

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The huge Los Angeles Unified School District’s informatio­n technology systems were targeted by an external cyberattac­k during the Labor Day weekend, officials said.

“Since the identifica­tion of the incident, which is likely criminal in nature, we continue to assess the situation with law enforcemen­t agencies,” the L.A. district said. A “response protocol” was implemente­d “to mitigate districtwi­de disruption­s, including access to email, computer systems and applicatio­ns,” it said.

Although the district characteri­zed the cyberattac­k as a “significan­t disruption to our system’s infrastruc­ture,” officials did not expect major issues with instructio­n.

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