Latest on the cyberattack that caused classes to be canceled in South Redford School District this week

REDFORD, Mich. – South Redford School District canceled classes Tuesday and Wednesday due to a cyberattack that impacted students and teachers.

Over 3,000 students and their families were impacted by the cyberattack.

According to the school district, the cyber forensics team was able to isolate the cyberattack before the threat spread throughout the district. The team is working to seek if there is any evidence of a data breach from the attack.

The school district stated that they hope to have any additional information on the attack Wednesday afternoon.

Below is the latest message from the district.

Below, CISA Region 5 Regional Director Alex Joves recommends these steps to protect themselves against cyberattacks:

  • Ensure that multifactor authentication is enabled for all accounts, whenever possible

  • Ensure that critical data is regularly backed up and that backups are both separated from business systems and encrypted

  • Update and patch all hardware and software

  • Develop an incident response plan and conduct regular exercises to ensure the organization is ready to respond

Previous coverage: What we know about a cyberattack in South Redford School District that caused classes to be canceled

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