Education Sector

Data breach at Mid-Michigan College endangers personal data of up to 16,000

Eric Baerren reports: A hacker penetrated Mid-Michigan College’s email system, compromising the accounts of 10 employees and compromising personal data of potentially up to 16,000 people. The data breach was announced in correspondence sent by MMC president Christine Hammond to the college community earlier this week, and in a public notice on Thursday. Read...

UCSF updates progress recovering from ransomware attack

On June 4, I noted that NetWalker ransomware operators had reportedly added the University of California at San Francisco to their website where they name victims who have not paid their ransom demands. When I checked back today, I do not see UCSF still listed on NetWalker’s site, which is curious. But I also...

PH: Cebu Normal University suspends subdomain after anonymous website hack

John Tan Sitchon reports: Subdomains of the Cebu Normal University (CNU) website, particularly the Library and Journal for Higher Education (JHE), were hacked by unknown entities on Wednesday, June 17. CNU released a statement about the incident through its Facebook page on Friday, June 19, causing students to worry about their personal data. Read more on...

KIPP: SoCal notifies parents after learning of GitHub breach

KIPP SoCal is notifying parents of a breach after a vendor alerted them to it.  In their notification, they explain: On June 2, 2020, KIPP SoCal was notified of an issue involving unauthorized access to a data file containing certain students’ information. The issue was found when a vendor that we contract with discovered...

PH: The Far Eastern University portal hacked

Manila Bulletin reports: The Far Eastern University’s (FEU) portal data was leaked by a hacker group Tuesday night. In a facebook post, FEU’s Kadiwa Student Coalition said a hacker group named Pinoy Grayhats is responsible of the leakage of 1,000 FEU student data. Read more on MB.com. A report on Rappler.com adds more detail:...