Massive cyberattack hits handful of San Diego school districts

Posted at 6:15 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 21:15:11-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A sophisticated cyberattack has hit at least a handful of school districts in San Diego, including San Diego Unified, San Marcos, Poway and Cajon Valley. 

The school districts told 10News nothing confidential have been taken, and it appears harmless.

A spokesperson for San Diego State University said they’ve been affected by the security breach. 

Local cyber security expert, Ted Harrington, Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators said those who clicked the Google Doc likely allowed malware into their computer. He said the hacker could potentially gain access to a person’s email account and reset their passwords. 

RELATED: If you've been emailed a link to a suspicious Google Doc, don't open it. It's a scam.

According to Google, they said they've disabled the offending account and have taken down the fake pages. Those who clicked the Google Doc are advised to do a security checkup.