Education Sector

WA: Former Orting schools IT employee charged with computer trespass, malicious mischief

Alexis Krell reports: A former Orting School District IT employee who resigned after being accused of improperly using district money now has been charged with first-degree computer trespass and third-degree malicious mischief. Charging papers filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court accuse 43-year-old Jason Irvin Rudolph of changing the password to his former wife’s...

Spartanburg School District 1 hit with ransomware attack

Dustin Wyatt reports: Officials of a Spartanburg County school district didn’t think it was necessary to notify parents when a cyber-attack shut down computer systems for three days last week. The ransomware attack hit District 1 schools sometime Wednesday, Feb. 26, shutting off internet connectivity and network access. District spokeswoman Sandra Williams said...

NZ: Cyberattackers hack Wellington school’s computer system

Roxanne Libatique reports: It seems schools also aren’t safe from cyberattackers as Hutt Valley High School has revealed that hackers have targeted its computer system. The school informed the students’ parents about the cyberattack on February 25 – warning that personal data such as family contact details, names, addresses, and students’ records may have...