San Diego Unified receives cybersecurity threat
San Diego Unified is advising students and staff to change their passwords after the district received a cybersecurity threat.
San Diego Unified has not made the nature of the cybersecurity threat clear, but told The San Diego Union-Tribune that safety and emergency mechanisms remain operational. The district is currently investigating the incident and has notified law enforcement.
The threat comes shortly after several ransomware attacks targeted California’s education sector this year. A ransomware attack hit California’s largest school district Los Angeles Unified in September, rendering some of the district’s online platforms inaccessible and resulting in the release of some personal data online. The district did not pay ransom.