Selma Unified classes canceled after ransomware attack to school system

Computer keyboard_5212254546237409518

SELMA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Selma Unified classes were canceled Friday after a ransom attack to the school system Thursday night.

Officials with the district say the attackers locked up some of the systems that included some of the student information.

They say they did not respond to their message and officials believe no data was stolen.

Assistant Superintendent Larry Teixeira with the Selma Unified School District says they were forced to shut down their entire network to remove the threat and restore their systems.

The shutdown took the entire day and teachers were forced to cut short on their online instruction.

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383