Education Sector

Es: University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) suffers a ransomware attack

cmmedia reports that the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) suffered a ransomware attack on Monday (translation): The UCLM has denounced the attack on the National Cryptological Center Computer Emergency Response Team (CNN-CERT), the body in charge of ensuring the cybersecurity of the administration and public bodies and strategic companies in the country. Notice of...

FL: Hackers post 26,000 Broward school files online

Scott Travis reports: Hackers who demanded up to $40 million from the Broward School District have now published nearly 26,000 files stolen from district servers. An initial review by the South Florida Sun Sentinel found a few isolated incidents where confidential student or employee information was released, but none that contained Social Security numbers....

School system mistakenly releases names of students, staff with COVID

Jim McConnell reports: The local school system failed to properly redact personal information from a document requested through the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, inadvertently releasing to a parent last week the names of all Chesterfield County Public Schools students and employees who have reported testing positive for COVID-19. Chesterfield resident Grace Olsen, the...

UK: University of Hertfordshire still hobbled by ransomware attack

Slightly more than one year after it managed to avoid an investigation by the ICO over its data protection practices, the University of Hertfordshire joined the ranks of the many educational institutions crippled by a ransomware attack.  The attack reportedly occurred on April 14, and was reported on April 15. As of today, the...

NY State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School District Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced school district audits this week. Here are the summaries with links to the audit reports: Hudson City School District – Information Technology (Columbia County) District officials did not adequately secure and protect its information technology (IT) systems against unauthorized use, access and loss. The board and...