Education Sector

Fairfax County Public Schools confirms it was a victim of cyberattack

There was nothing on the homepage of Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia that would indicate any cyberattack or problem, but  the ransomware threat actors known as Maze had  listed the FCPS on its leak site this week and provided some files as proof of access/acquisition.   DataBreaches.net contacted FCPS  to ask them whether...

IA: Fort Dodge Community School District to reopen after cyberattack

KCCI reports: The Fort Dodge Community School District will be back in session Friday after a cyberattack forced the closure of the school Thursday. Superintendent Jesse Ulrich confirmed that the district experienced a cyberattack Wednesday. Ulrich said the attack compromised its phones and internet. The problem has since been resolved. Read more on KCCI. It...

Trinity Area School District, police investigating after security breaches during virtual classrooms

Lauren Lee reports: Trinity Area School District reported a security breach in a fifth-grade cyberclassroom at Trinity West Elementary on Wednesday, according to a letter by the district’s superintendent that was obtained by Post-Gazette news partner KDKA-TV. Superintendent Michael P. Lucas said the “hacker” accessed the virtual classroom and was “able to introduce offensive racial and other inappropriate...

Hackers shutdown first day of Toledo Public Schools’ online classes

Melissa Voetsch reports: Toledo Public Schools experienced a computer hacking on its first day of online learning. According to district administrators, the day started well with students and staff signing on, but around noon, they received word that the system had been hacked. The district immediately shut down its system and brought in the...