How a Seattle-area school district recovered from a ransomware attack

Network administrators from the Northshore School District, outside Seattle, shared how the district recovered from a 2019 ransomware attack.

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Illuminate Education breach that affected NYC schools spreads to Connecticut

by • 4 months ago

A school district in a small Connecticut town said it too may have been affected by a breach of Illuminate Education software.

Broadband equity? Office of EdTech is gathering ideas for states

by • 4 months ago

A federal education office is holding "digital equity education roundtables" to develop insights for states seeking federal broadband funding.

Ransomware actors steal detention slips in Illinois K-12 hack

by • 5 months ago

A detention slip from 2014 exposed in a recent ransomware attack shows the risks of organizations not deleting or archiving old data.

K-12 cyber awareness still lagging among leadership, say IT staff

by • 5 months ago

Just 12% of K-12 tech leaders said their school board members have a high degree of awareness of cyberthreats facing the education sector.

Review of K-12 cyber incident response plans has started, says Ed. Dept.

by • 5 months ago

A department official said incident response plans last updated in 2010 are getting a new look, following a GAO report last year.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, schools closed after cyberattack

by • 7 months ago

A cyberattack against the city's public schools does not appear to be related to a ransomware attack on surrounding Bernalillo County, the FBI said.

School website provider Finalsite says no data theft in ransomware incident

by • 7 months ago

A spokesperson said the company "proactively" took down its clients websites after the Jan. 4 incident, but has since restored them.

Thousands of school websites went down after ransomware strikes vendor

by • 7 months ago

Finalsite, a major web host of K-12 schools, said it has restored a "vast majority" of its customers' front-facing websites as it continues to investigate the incident.

Florida school district acknowledges data breach in ransomware incident

by • 9 months ago

Broward County Public Schools, the nation's sixth-biggest district, sent out breach notification alerts nine months after a March attack.

Education Dept. hasn't updated K-12 cybersecurity plans since 2010, audit finds

by • 9 months ago

Congress' investigative said the Education Department needs to consult with CISA about updating its planning documents, but the department replied that its role is limited.

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