List of Ransomware Attacks Against Schools in 2021

Allan Liska filed this request with the Indiana Department of Education of Indiana.
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From: Allan Liska

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A list of all schools or school districts in Texas that have been victims of ransomware attacks in 2021 through July 31st. If possible, I'd like the school/district name, date of attack and the ransomware strain involved.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Allan Liska

From: Indiana Department of Education


Thank you for contacting the Indiana Department of Education (“Department). After review of your request, it was determined the Department does not maintain the records you are requesting. Under the Access to Public Record Act (APRA), an agency is not required to produce a copy of a record it does not maintain. See Opinion of the Public Access counselor 01-FC-61; see also Opinion of the Public Access Counselor 08-FC-113 (“if the records do not exist, certain the [agency] could not be required to produce a copy….”).

Thank you,

Courtney Bearsch
Director of Communications
Indiana Department of Education<><> Feedback: How are we doing?<>

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