CLOVIS (KSMX)- In a press release, Clovis Municipal Schools announced was affected by a malware/ransomware attack on its technology assets. At this time there is no indication personal data was compromised or exposed, no files were obtained by those responsible for the malware attack, and all-district files were recovered safely.
The attack has been reported to the appropriate officials.
Malware is a type of virus that encrypts files. The only way to decrypt the files is to have the original key. Cybercriminals who create malware attacks typically do this type of damage to data many companies work hard in securing.
It is important to be aware, most online attacks come in the form of an email attachment and you should exercise extreme caution when opening attachments. Never open an attachment in an email you were not expecting to receive or when you do not recognize the sender.
In this case, district backups saved the day for Clovis Schools and serves as a reminder to back up data on a regular basis.
Clovis Municipal Schools will be conducting a full security audit of all servers and devices connected to its networks. The security audit will take time and further information will be released as needed.