Education Sector

Update on Griggsville-Perry School District ransomware incident

In January, the Griggsville-Perry School District in Illinois announced it had been hit with a ransomware attack. Now, two months later, Vice Society threat actors have added the district to their leak site and dumped files that they had infiltrated. Inspection of the more than 3,000 files in the data dump revealed that most...

WI: New development in Janesville school district ransomware incident

In October 2021, the School District of Janesville in Wisconsin disclosed that they had experienced a ransomware incident. At the time, they said that no data had been accessed or destroyed and that they had not received any ransom demand. In short order, their claims were challenged on a Russian-language forum where someone calling...

OH: Hilliard City Schools evaluating protocols after releasing 4,200 names of students in public-information request

A. Kevin Corvo reports: Hilliard City Schools leaders are reviewing protocols related to public-information requests after learning Feb. 27 the district released the identity of students who were subject to disciplinary measures. “This was a mistake (and) we need to be better. … Steps are being taken to ensure that it won’t happen again,” Superintendent...

PA: Fleetwood Area School District hit by ransomware

WFMZ reports: Officials at a school in Berks County said their computer systems were attacked by ransomware. Fleetwood Area School District Superintendent Greg Miller sent a letter to families and staff Friday afternoon informing them that technical difficulties experienced on Wednesday morning were the result of a ransomware attack. Read more at WFMZ.

KS: Hays schools hacked with ransomware

I seem to have missed this report that appeared on February 17. Preston Burrows reported on a Kansas school district incident: On Thursday, Hays USD 489 experienced a cyberattack on its systems with ransomware. This type of cyberattack locks users out of their systems and only returns access once the requested ransom is paid....