A Portland-area college district has canceled Tuesday and Wednesday courses as staffers work to repair a ransomware assault that will have affected the district’s know-how techniques.
Centennial School District employees found Monday that sure digital recordsdata had been “encrypted by an unknown actor,” the district mentioned in a press release.
The district took its know-how techniques offline as a precaution so hackers couldn’t entry any extra data.
The district additionally reported the breach to federal investigators, employed a cybersecurity agency and launched its personal investigation into how the system may have been hacked.
Ransomware assaults on college techniques have elevated just lately, according to the Related Press.
There have already been at the very least 21 ransomware assaults within the U.S. schooling sector this yr, Brett Callow, a risk analyst for the anti-malware firm Emsisoft, informed the Related Press on April 21.
The assaults have disrupted 550 colleges, Callow mentioned.
The Centennial Faculty District serves greater than 6,100 college students within the Southeast Portland and Gresham space.
—Jayati Ramakrishnan; 503-221-4320; [email protected]; @JRamakrishnanOR