Pearson Hack Exposed Details on Thousands of U.S. Students

Parmy Olson reports that while Pearson may be trying to implant the idea that 13,000 students were affected by its recently disclosed breach, the number may actually be much, much higher. Allan Cunningham, the information-security officer for Washoe County School District in Nevada, said he learned from Pearson that the breach affected data of...

Never count your Equifax chicken$ before… well, you know

If you had a gleam in your eye thinking about how you might get $125 from Equifax as part of their settlement, guess again. The FTC announced today that so many people had already filed claims that Equifax wouldn’t have enough money to pay everyone, so …… the FTC says to take the free...

Dozens of Government Websites Defaced by “VandaTheGod” Hacktivists

Ashley Claster reports from Randolph County, North Carolina: An international hacker group named “Vanda The God” hacked the Randolph County government’s website, according to the county. The hackers replaced the home page with a vulgar anti-government message. The investigation is now in the hands of homeland security. Read more on Spectrum News. The county’s...

Two more school districts that fell prey to malware attacks

Two more to add to any list you may be keeping: First, Spectrum News reports on an incident in New York involving the Watertown City School District: The Watertown School District is the latest school system dealing with a cyber attack. The district released a statement on Monday saying that over the weekend, they...