Education Sector

Three Montrealers arrested after Quebec teachers’ personal information stolen

Amy Luft reports:  Quebec provincial police have arrested three Montreal men they say are behind a widespread identity theft operation that stole personal information from scores of Quebec teachers and education workers. The three men were arrested on Friday: Frédéric Lapointe, 41, Rath Pak, 41, and Jimmy Saintelien, 39. In February, Quebec’s education minister...

Ransomware attack hits Baltimore County Public Schools

Ethan McLeod reports: Baltimore County schools are out one day early during the holiday week after the system’s networks were struck by ransomware. The school system had initially characterized the disruption as “issues with our network” Wednesday morning, but said in a follow-up post on social media that it was attributable to a ransomware...

Illinois Valley Community College sends letter warning of data breach

Michael Urbanec reports: Illinois Valley Community College has sent out more than 160,000 letters to current and former students, faculty and applicants warning them that their data may have been compromised in connection with a data breach back in April. This attack was originally noted on this site in April, but this site had...

GA: Ransomware attack cripples Oglethorpe County school system

Lee Shearer reported this on Friday, but I haven’t found any updates and there is nothing currently on the school district’s web site: Oglethorpe County students stayed home Thursday and Friday — not because of COVID-19, the main reason for school closings these days, but because the rural school system was hit with a...