Education Sector

Leaked image shows ransomware attack hit Linn-Mar School District

Adam Carros and Ethan Stein report: Leaked screenshots show the Linn-Mar School District is dealing with a ransomware attack much more severe than the “technical difficulties” the district has described to staff and parents. A staff member shared with TV9 screenshots from district computers showing a warning message stating “all your files have been...

UT: Technical problem causes security breach in Tooele County School District, may have exposed 1000 students’ info

Debbie Worthen reports: Hundreds of students’ personal information was potentially compromised in what the Tooele County School District called a “technical problem” as the district switched from Aspire to Skyward. Skyward is a software company specializing in K-12 school management. It includes student records and personal information. This week, families of the over 21,000...

Ca: Waterloo Region District School Board hit by cyberattack

Kate Bueckert reports: The Waterloo Region District School Board says it’s working to restore its IT system and safeguard personal information of staff, students and families after it was the target of a cyberattack. “We intend to do whatever is within our ability to resolve this issue,” said a statement from the board’s communications...

The Canadian College MontMorency under the blows of a data leak

  Damien Bancal reports (machine translation): At the end of May, the Canadian College MontMorency announced that it had suffered a cyber attack with a possible theft of personal data. ZATAZ confirms: pirates have copied everything, and they are starting to broadcast. Read more at Zataz. This was an Avos Locker attack.

A new group on the ransomware scene? BianLian claims to have hacked Mooresville Schools

Seen on Twitter: A new #ransomware group named #BianLian claims to have hacked #Mooresville Schools (@MrsvlPioneers), a public school district in Indiana, 🇺🇸. The group claims to have stolen ~4,200 student records containing phone numbers, email addresses, and social security numbers… pic.twitter.com/QWECxn62L9 — BetterCyber (@_bettercyber_) July 11, 2022 BianLian seems to be using a...