UK: Schools hit by cyber attack and documents leaked

Jonathan Holmes reports:

Highly confidential documents from 14 schools have been leaked online by hackers, the BBC can reveal.

One of those was Pates Grammar School in Gloucestershire, targeted by a hacking group called Vice Society.

The documents, seen by the BBC, include children’s SEN information, child passport scans, staff pay scales and contract details, taken in 2021 & 2022.

Read more at BBC. It’s interesting to see the comments or reactions of the schools when they were contacted about their incident response, e.g.

Lampton School issued a statement that read: “Teachers were aware of the breach but we did not inform them of the data that was stolen. The ICO did not tell us to notify the data subjects.

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