The Pittsburgh Unified School
District is still recovering from a ransomware attack that took place over the
holiday recess, but its superintendent says school is open for business.
Janet Schulze, Superintendent,
Pittsburg (Pa.) Unified School District, told district members in a statement
that students are welcomed back while the district’s IT department struggles to
recover from a ransomware attack, but noted the kids may be getting an
unexpected history lesson.
“We are all set for school
tomorrow! We will be teaching and learning like “back in the day”🙂…without
laptops and internet. Our schools have access to student information and our
phones are working. We still are not able to receive email, so please call your
child’s school if needed,” Schulze
said on January 6.
week the Richmond, Mich., Community School district was forced to delay its
re-opening when it was struck by a ransomware attack.
The exact date the attack
took place was not reported, but the district has been forced to take offline
servers, both affected and potentially affected, to help mitigate the
situation. Outside cybersecurity teams have been called in to help and at this
time it is not believed that information has been compromised.
One area directly impacting
students is that the district’s AERIES online grading system is not up so parents
and students do not yet have access to last semester’s graded.
The good news for the
students is food services is up and running in all school cafeterias.