Huntsville City School District in Alabama has been forced to shut down for at least the remainder of the week due to a ransomware attack. The attack occurred during the day on November 30th, causing the district to dismiss students early. Due to COVID-19, Huntsville City Schools has been offering a both in-school and online learning options.
“Students, families, and faculty and staff members should shutdown their district-issued devices and ensure the devices remain off until further notice. Additionally, stakeholders should avoid logging on any HCS platforms at both school and home”
Out of caution, the district has warned families not to power on any school-owned devices and has stated that families will not be asked for any student’s personal information. The district is also working with local and federal law enforcement to investigate the attack.