Education Sector

TX: Cyber attack affects Hudson ISD website

As noted previously on this site, there have recently been a number of attacks on school districts in eastern Texas. Here’s another report on the situation that links the attacks to some districts’ cloud-based hosting service. Grace Juarez reports: Hudson ISD’s website was down throughout the weekend and Monday after a cyber attack affected...

TX: Sheldon ISD notifies current and former staff and students of network breach (UPDATED)

Sheldon ISD in Houston, Texas posted a notification on July 24 concerning a cyberattack: Sheldon Independent School District (“Sheldon” or “we”) is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of its students.  This commitment extends to notifying our former students if we believe the security or privacy of their information may have been compromised. ...

Athens ISD paid $50k ransom to attackers

Mintie Betts reports: Athens ISD Board of Trustees has agreed to pay a $50,000 ransom for school data that was taken in a criminal ransomware attack. The attack targeted data stored on district servers, backup systems, and hundreds of computers. As a result, access to data has been blocked including teacher communications, student schedules,...