Education Sector

Sunapee school stands up to ransomware goons

Damien Fisher reports: The Wi-Fi service got restarted last week at Sunapee Middle High School, eight weeks after a ransomware attack took out the school’s data. The October attack was discovered first by the district’s technology team when it was determined that all of the data was encrypted, said Superintendent Russell Holden. With a...

IT vendor fined after data of 47,800 students, parents and staff of Singapore schools hacked

Nicole Chang reports: IT vendor Learnaholic has been fined S$60,000 after the personal data of more than 47,000 students, parents and staff of various schools were hacked. The organisation provided services including attendance-taking and e-learning systems to schools in Singapore under a contract with the Ministry of Education. However, lapses in its security arrangements...

Katy ISD staff info, including Social Security numbers, released

KTRK reports: Katy ISD said the birth dates and Social Security numbers of its employees were “inadvertently” released. According to officials, the information was sent out in response to a routine request for an employee list. Read more on ABC13. This is not the first breach involving employees’ personal information, although in a...