FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Fairfax County Public Schools confirmed Friday they were the victim of a ransomware attack.
The school district is now working with the FBI to determine the scope of the data breach.
Infosecurity Group says a cyber threat group called "Maze" carried out the attack and has published some of the data they claim to have taken.
FCPS is not saying how much or what kind of data was stolen, or whether any students or staff have been affected.
The school district released the following statement on the matter:
"FCPS recently learned that ransomware was placed on some of our technology systems. We are taking this matter very seriously and are working diligently to address the issue. We currently believe we may have been victimized by cyber criminals who have been connected to dozens of ransomware attacks in other school systems and corporations worldwide. We are coordinating with the FBI on the matter."