Education Sector

CA: Chico State computer hacker sentenced

Chloe Curtis reports on an insider breach that exposed students’ personal information and requests for COVID vaccination exemptions: A 22-year-old Chico man was sentenced to probation, fines and community service after admitting to illegally hacking multiple computers at Chico State. Alejandro Benitez appeared in Butte County Superior Court on Thursday where he entered a...

Albuquerque Schools Confirm Ransomware Attack, Resume Class

Cedar Attanasio reports confirmation of what many of us suspected: Albuquerque Public Schools officials  said Tuesday a cyber threat that forced the district to cancel classes for two days last week was a ransomware extortion attack. Read more at AP. The district is still saying that there is no evidence that any personal info...

Polish DPA imposes a fine on Warsaw University of Technology for not complying with its obligation

Background information Date of final decision: 9 December 2021 National case Controller: Warsaw University of Technology Legal Reference: Principles (Art. 5(1)(f), Art. 5(2)), Data protection by design and by default (Art. 25(1)), Security of processing (Art. 32(1), Art. 32(2)) Decision: infringement of GDPR, fine issued Key words: principles, processing, security, data protection   Summary...

School’s out as cyberattack forces Albuquerque Public Schools to cancel classes

Olivier Uytterbrouck and Jessica Dyer report: A cyberattack against Albuquerque Public Schools prompted the state’s largest district to cancel all classes districtwide on Thursday and possibly Friday. APS Superintendent Scott Elder said the attack was discovered Wednesday morning “when teachers tried to log onto our student information system and were unable to gain access...