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Ransomware Takes Down Email and Phones at Judson ISD in Texas

Staff at Judson Independent School District in San Antonio lost communications after a ransomware attack last week. Summer programs are proceeding as scheduled, but officials don't know when systems will be restored.

(TNS) — A ransomware attack compromised Judson Independent School District's information technology systems days before the start of their summer programs.

The district became aware of the intrusion Thursday, school officials said, noting that they did not immediately know what information was accessed.

As a result of the attack, district staff do not have access to their emails or phones, according to a notice posted on Judson ISD's website. Officials said they did not know when systems may be restored.

Law enforcement has been notified and third-party forensic investigators are working to determine the cause and extent of the attack, officials said.

Despite the intrusion, all summer programs are proceeding as scheduled starting Monday, officials said. High school students also will be given STAAR EOC tests as scheduled but must use paper and pencil to take the test.

People who may need to reach the district may do so at

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