Malware attack prompts suspension of online instruction at Rialto Unified School District

Eric Licas:

Online classes planned by the Rialto Unified School District were canceled for Monday, Aug. 24, after some district technology was crippled by a malware attack, officials said over the weekend.

Planned instruction on Monday won’t happen for over 24,500 students assigned to 29 schools and one adult learning facility, district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri said Sunday night.

“The district is looking into this sensitive matter,” Jafri said. “In our students’ and staff’s best interests, it may be premature to release further details at this time.”

The malware attack was announced over the weekend on social media. It comes as students are learning remotely during the coronavirus pandemic under a system called Bridge Academy.