UPDATE: The Lyon County School District (LCSD) has sent us a new statement on the cyber attack they experienced in July.

They said the LCSD is not locked out of their systems and the machines that have been scrubbed are able to connect to the LCSD network.

They said their emails are functional and all phone lines are completely operational at this time.

LCSD says they are not at liberty to disclose any other details about the attack, since it falls under their development committee.

They said despite the virus, the LCSD finance department has successfully completed two payroll cycles in the shortest amount of time in its history and their IT department is scrubbing every machine back online to the network.

LCSD says they do not anticipate any disruption for the first day of school on August 21 and will begin as scheduled without delay.

You can read the full statement below:


Original Story: The Lyon County School District says a team of experts will be in the district next week to program systems after a computer virus infected the district's network last month.

The District sent out an update to parents on Thursday, August 1st updating them on the situation. 

It says phones are working in the following school offices: Smith Valley, Yerington, the District Office, Silver Springs and Dayton. Fernley Schools will see their phones come on line this week.

LCSD administrative staff has access to their email through the webmail portal. Email access for all other employees will be forthcoming as employees return to work and IT continues to bring their mailboxes systematically back online.  

Extreme Networks will be in the District all next week programming the network, switches, access points, etc.

The virus affected internet, email and phones. 

The District says student information system Infinite Campus was not impacted by the virus as it is hosted outside the LCSD network. It also says no staff, student or other information was stolen or compromised.

LCSD says when they found out about the virus their IT Department immediately shut down the network preventing the virus from spreading further.

"We sincerely apologize for the disruption and possible angst this has created. We have already implemented and plan to further implement enhancements to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work diligently to restore our system."