Education Sector

Pupil hacked into computer and changed their grades after teacher left their password on a note stuck to a laptop – as GCHQ begins cyber security training for school staff

Katie Feehan reports: A pupil hacked into their teacher’s computer to change grades after finding the password on a note stuck to a laptop. The same password was used for access to multiple accounts and the pupil’s hack is among the incidents which prompted GCHQ to offer cyber security training to school staff. After...

Es: University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) suffers a ransomware attack

cmmedia reports that the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) suffered a ransomware attack on Monday (translation): The UCLM has denounced the attack on the National Cryptological Center Computer Emergency Response Team (CNN-CERT), the body in charge of ensuring the cybersecurity of the administration and public bodies and strategic companies in the country. Notice of...

FL: Hackers post 26,000 Broward school files online

Scott Travis reports: Hackers who demanded up to $40 million from the Broward School District have now published nearly 26,000 files stolen from district servers. An initial review by the South Florida Sun Sentinel found a few isolated incidents where confidential student or employee information was released, but none that contained Social Security numbers....