RANSOMWARE ALERT

Today, Flagstaff Unified School District cancelled classes at all of its schools due to what it is calling a “ransomware attack.” This is only the latest in what appears to be a string of malware attacks focusing on SLTT. This summer DHS released a report indicting it had observed an uptick in ransomware targeting State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial entities, and 22 towns in Texas were hit in what may have been a coordinated attack.

Please help communicate the following to our UA community:

1. Back up all important data to at least 2 different places.
2. Keep software up to date and systems/devices patched.
3. Use email cautiously, especially when opening unsolicited attachments.