Education Sector

Hogeschool van Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam hit in cyberattack

Emerce reports (translation): Unknown third parties have gained access to the ICT environments of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam, the Security and Operations Center has found. Measures are taken to limit the consequences and to ensure that education and research can proceed as undisturbed as possible. The schools have disabled several systems...

First it was Blackbaud, now it’s Sodinokibi — Southern Arkansas University becomes a breach victim again

Marco De Felice reports: After being VICTIM OF THE BLACKBAUD DATA BREACH in May of last year, Southern Arkansas University  is now facing a new data theft by the Sodinokibi (REvil) ransomware group. A few minutes ago, the Sodinokibi Ransomware group published a series of screenshots on its website regarding some data exfiltrated during the cyber attack against...

Ca: Simon Fraser University warns cyberattack exposed personal information of about 200,000 students, staff and alumni

CBC reports: Simon Fraser University is warning its school community about a cyberattack that breached a server which stored information on student and employee ID numbers and other data, including admissions or academic standing. The school says about 200,000 people were affected by the breach. The university said its Information Technology Services staff discovered...

Hacks and zoom-bombings continue to plague educational facilities

Educational settings across countries and age groups continue to be report hacking incidents or zoom-bombing incidents.  Here are just some of the data security headlines I noted over the past few weeks: In the U.S.: Hundreds of Wimberley ISD students receive racist email in an apparent hack Council Rock Student’s Email Was Hacked, District...