IT vendor fined after data of 47,800 students, parents and staff of Singapore schools hacked
Nicole Chang reports:
IT vendor Learnaholic has been fined S$60,000 after the personal data of more than 47,000 students, parents and staff of various schools were hacked.
The organisation provided services including attendance-taking and e-learning systems to schools in Singapore under a contract with the Ministry of Education.
However, lapses in its security arrangements led to the exposure of the personal data of about 47,802 students, students’ parents and staff members of various schools, according to a decision published by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) on Thursday (Dec 5).
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