TX School District IT System held Ransom

2019, Breaches, February

Who: Crosby Independent School District, Tx

# of Records: Records held Ransom

When it occurred: February 4, 2019

What Happened: A ransomware virus has infiltrated the district’s IT system.

How it Happened: The district’s IT Department discovered the ransomware virus around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. School officials will have no access to technology, including telephone services until the matter is resolved. The IT Department said there is no indication of a data breach that would compromise any confidential information. It is still not determined where this virus originated from..

Outcome: Crosby ISD officials said it should take another day or two before all district technology is fully operational again.