Rialto Unified Suspends Distance Learning After Cyber Attack

The Rialto Unified School District has suspended virtual learning after a malware attack.

A message on the district’s website reads:

Rialto Unified School District has been affected by malware, which is software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system. This impacted the operation of our computer systems. The District shut down our network and internet immediately after discovering the issue. RUSD instruction will be suspended until further notice, while we investigate the nature and scope of the malware. We will provide additional updates on our response to this event in the coming days, including our plans for exchanging specific devices.

We understand that this news is difficult in these already challenging times and we appreciate your patience while we work to address this issue. Thank you.

RUSD Communications Director Syeda Jafri told reporters that students with devices connected to the district’s server should discontinue use.

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