The New Mexico Office of the State Auditor is warning school districts of suspected fraud associated with phishing and spoofed email requests for payroll changes.
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The Ohio Department of Education is warning about a spear phishing attack targeting school districts.
The FBI has released a podcast for parents on the privacy and security risks of educational technology.
The FBI reports that there is an active phishing scheme targeting educators and others designed to steal direct deposits of employee paychecks.
The New Mexico State Auditor released a risk advisory for school districts warning of a targeted phishing attack.
The FBI says that the rapid growth of EdTech coupled with the widespread collection of student data could have privacy and safety implications if compromised or exploited.
The FBI (Cyber Division) and the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General issued a warning about cyber-extortion schemes focused on public schools.
UPDATED (3/22/17): IRS Official to Schools: “One of the Most Dangerous Email Phishing Scams We’ve Se
It is inevitable that the education sector will experience data breaches and be subject to cyberattacks. One recent phishing attack has become so widespread and so damaging that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) itself has issued public guidance for schools on how to respond. Please share this information widely, educate yourself, and work with your schools to mitigate the risks of handling personal data of school employees, students, and their families.