SANTA FE, NM (AP) – Around 75,000 New Mexico school children will miss school on Friday the second day after a cyber attack hit the state’s largest school district on Wednesday. At least five other school districts have suffered costly cyberattacks in the past two years, according to insurance agents who cover school damage.
Schools in Las Cruces were digitally paralyzed for months after an attack in 2019. One target of the attack was the school’s student information database, the same target of the attack on Albuquerque Public Schools discovered Wednesday while teachers were preparing for class. But Las Cruces did not cancel the class, it postponed tasks such as attendance on paper.