Education Sector

Hacker Compromises Personal Info Of NEISD Employees

Seen on WOAI: The North East ISD is alerting current and former employees that a hacker has compromised their personal information. District officials say the cyberattack in late August hacked the email of an employee who handles wire transfers in the payroll department. The hacker tried to have the money wired to a different bank, but...

Hacker puts stolen data online because college refuses to pay

Cybercrimeinfo.nl reports: The hacker who earlier this month stole data from students and employees of the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN) has put it on the internet. RTL Nieuws reports this on Tuesday after viewing the data. The hacker demanded a ransom, but the university previously said it would not pay. The person, who uses the pseudonym ‘masterballz’...

Howard University investigates alleged ransomware attack

Ida Domingo reports: Howard University announced Monday that they are investigating a ransomware attack. According to school officials, their information technology team detected unusual activity on the school’s network last Friday. Due to the unusual activity, the school’s Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) intentionally shut down the university’s network to investigate. Read more on 7News.

Ma: Personal Data of 2 Million Moroccans Leaked Online

Oumaima Latrech reports: Personal data of more than 2 million Moroccans was leaked by hackers, said the French cyber security website Zataz, on September 3. Read more on Morocco World News.  Some of the data is reportedly culled from a LinkedIn data set that had been leaked previously, but some appears to possibly be...

Student files class action lawsuit against Syracuse University over data breach that affected 10,000

Michael Sessa reports: A Syracuse University student affected by a data breach that exposed the names and Social Security numbers of nearly 10,000 students, alumni, and applicants is suing the university for negligence. The class action lawsuit, which was filed in Onondaga County Supreme Court on Thursday, alleges that inadequate cybersecurity protocols and poor...

Private information of 2,841 students accidentally released; School division did not make proper notice — regulator

CBC reports: A recent report by the Saskatchewan information and privacy commissioner’s office revealed that private information of 2,841 students was accidentally made public last year. The records in question included students’ names, identification numbers, phone numbers, grades and parent email addresses. The school division, which is in southwest Saskatchewan and has more than...

Dallas Independent School District reveals breach, but details are still missing

As seen on their web site: Information on Dallas ISD data security incident The Dallas Independent School District recently received notice of a data security incident involving the district’s electronic records that may affect former and current students, alumni, parents, and district employees. The confidentiality, privacy, and security of information in our care is...