Waterloo Region District School Board confirms ‘student information was accessed’ during July cyber incident
Chris Thomson reports:
Waterloo Region’s public school board has confirmed that “certain student information was accessed” during a cyber incident last month.
An email sent to Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students and families Friday evening stated that the board is still investigating “the full scope of the impact on student information” and will provide an update once more is known.
The board did not explain what type of student information was accessed.
Read more at CTV.
The incident was noted previously on this site on July 22. The district has not been particularly transparent with the general public and claims they are dealing directly with those impacted. From the little publicly shared or reported, it appears they first knew of an attack on July 10. They have not come out and directly called it a ransomware attack, but it has all the indications of one, based on reported system disruption.
If any employees or parents of students in the district received any correspondence they can share with this site, please email breaches[at]databreaches.net.