Ransomware on edtech vendor results in data breach of 500K Chicago students

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Chicago Public Schools said teacher-evaluation software sold by edtech nonprofit Battelle for Kids was hit by ransomware in December 2021.

K-12 vendor breach spreads across New York State

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The breach of K-12 software vendor Illuminate Education has now impacted at least 24 districts across New York, according to a report.

Texas school district fires employee after discovering crypto mining rigs

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The Galveston Independent School District's IT staff investigating network anomalies found crypto mining devices on six campuses.

Illuminate Education breach that affected NYC schools spreads to Connecticut

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

New York City wants vendor investigated after apparent hack affecting 820,000 students

by • 2 months ago

Student records going back to 2016 were affected in the breach of a vendor that provides grading and attendance software.

Ransomware actors steal detention slips in Illinois K-12 hack

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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

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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.

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

K-12 cyber incidents are drastically undercounted, group says

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Weak disclosure requirements mean we don't have a full accounting of cyber incidents involving schools, according to K12 Six's annual report.