Ransomware on edtech vendor results in data breach of 500K Chicago students
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Weak disclosure requirements mean we don't have a full accounting of cyber incidents involving schools, according to K12 Six's annual report.