Education Sector

Duneland School Corporation notifying employees and dependents of data breach

“Duneland School Corporation” sounds like it should be an education-related business but it’s actually a school district in Indiana.  On October 27, they discovered that they had experienced a security incident that sounds like a ransomware attack. In a statement on their website, they note: Through our investigation, we determined that an unauthorized person...

Luxemburg-Casco School District notifies employees of data breach

On November 18, 2021, Luxemburg-Casco School District in Wisconsin experienced a data security incident that resulted in unauthorized access to 1,399 individuals’ personal information involving their name in combination with social security number and financial account information without the PIN number or access code. In response to the breach, and in addition to offering...

Oops, did we miss these education sector breaches for k-12?

Came across these today while researching something else, so I thought I would just list them here for those who track k-12 breaches. Coffeyville School District in Kansas had a data security incident in July of 2020 that they detected in August of 2020. Their notification letter of February 2021 indicates that names and...

Growing Cyberthreats, Surging Insurance Costs

Suzanne Smalley reports: Higher education institutions seeking cybersecurity insurance today are not unlike homeowners living on the water in a hurricane-prone coastal community: the riskier the environment, the harder it is to get insured. For both community colleges and four-year institutions, cyberthreats are now very pronounced, and that reality has led to more institutions...

Long Island Jewish school’s website hacked with Nazi images, slurs

Fox News reports: Anti-Semitic images, slurs and songs were posted on the website of a Jewish school in Long Island on Monday in an apparent hack, video shows. The North Shore Hebrew Academy High School’s homepage was splattered with a Swastika and clip of marching Nazi SS guards, according to the footage posted on Twitter....