Education Sector

KIPP: SoCal notifies parents after learning of GitHub breach

KIPP SoCal is notifying parents of a breach after a vendor alerted them to it.  In their notification, they explain: On June 2, 2020, KIPP SoCal was notified of an issue involving unauthorized access to a data file containing certain students’ information. The issue was found when a vendor that we contract with discovered...

PH: The Far Eastern University portal hacked

Manila Bulletin reports: The Far Eastern University’s (FEU) portal data was leaked by a hacker group Tuesday night. In a facebook post, FEU’s Kadiwa Student Coalition said a hacker group named Pinoy Grayhats is responsible of the leakage of 1,000 FEU student data. Read more on MB.com. A report on Rappler.com adds more detail:...

AU: Activewear retailer hacked, data now on the dark web

RagTrader reports: Activewear retailer In Sport had its head office server and computers ransomwared in May, as cyber crime during COVID-19 escalates. In a letter to customers, it revealed the attack was detected on May 16 but it was unknown what files hackers accessed. Read more on RagTrader. Update: This appears to be an attack...

PH: San Beda student portal hacked, personal data of thousands stolen

Rambo Talabong reports: A still unidentified hacker has infiltrated the online student portal of San Beda University (SBU), gaining access to personal information and social media passwords of thousands of students and apparently releasing them online. “We discovered an incident where your email address and password, as used in the student portal was accessed...