Education Sector

Data of sainik schools admission test hacked

Lalit Mohan reports: Data regarding entrance test for admissions to sainik schools has been hacked. Several residents of the Kangra region received phone calls today, demanding money to help their wards clear the examination. Balbir Kumar, a resident of Lunj area, submitted a complaint to the SP in this regard. Balbir, while talking to...

CT: Watertown computer system almost repaired after Nov. 1 ransomware attack

Hanna Snyder Gambini reports:  The school district’s computer system is almost back up to full speed, Superintendent Rydell Harrison reported, with technicians installing new preventative software as they repair the effects of a ransomware attack. Teachers have their computers back, and “we’re very close to being back to normal,” Harrison said. “For what needs to...

WV: Recovery continues in Wood County schools after 2019 ransomware attack

Shauna Johnson reports: The new year is underway in public schools in Wood County with recovery work still continuing following last fall’s ransomware attack that knocked the entire school system offline. “Everything’s up and running at this time, but we’re still working through a couple of kinks in our technological systems,” Will Hosaflook, Wood County...

Texas school district loses $2.3 million from phishing scam

KSAT reports: Manor Independent School District, just east of Austin, is out of $2.3 million from a phishing scam. Investigators say the phishing email was sent to multiple people at the school district and it was a single person that responded. The money was sent through three separate transactions. Read more on KSAT.