Education Sector

Update: Newcastle students’ data including home addresses leaked on dark web after cyber attack

Theresa Merkel reports: A range of documents including Newcastle University students’ data has been leaked onto the dark web following the cyberattack that disrupted the university’s IT systems in September. The files were leaked by cybercrime group Doppelpaymer on October 12th and include a full list of students, their specific departments, courses and student numbers. Read...

Another k-12 district reports a data breach

This time, it’s Columbus City Schools in Ohio, who report that on May 1, they learned that an employee’s email account had been compromised. Their subsequent investigation resulted in them notifying an undisclosed number of people that their name and social security number had been in the employee’s email account. You can read the...

Cyberattack shuts down Saskatchewan Polytechnic

David Giles reports: Online and in-person classes have been cancelled at Saskatchewan Polytechnic following a cybersecurity attack. School officials said classes are cancelled until Nov. 5 while IT staff work with outside experts to restore systems, with the first priority restoring online learning. Read more on Global News.  Sounds like a ransomware attack, but they haven’t actually...