The K-12 Cyber Incident Map
Incidents Since January 2016
The K-12 Cyber Incident Map is a visualization of cybersecurity-related incidents reported about U.S. K-12 public schools and districts from 2016 to the present.** ‘Cyber’ incidents include:
- phishing attacks resulting in the disclosure of personal data (blue pins);
- other unauthorized disclosures, breaches or hacks resulting in the disclosure of personal data (purple pins);
- ransomware attacks (yellow pins);
- denial-of-service attacks (green pins); and
- other cyber incidents resulting in school disruptions and unauthorized disclosures (red pins).
The K-12 Cyber Incident Map is interactive. In addition to being able to shrink or enlarge the map, clicking on a pin will provide a summary of information about each specific incident, including the year the incident became public, the school/district involved, the incident type, a brief description of the incident, and the source of the data about the incident.
**Map last updated: July 20, 2019
- A video playlist of TV news reports about select incidents reported on the K-12 Cyber Incident Map can be found here.
- A curated list of K-12 specific cybersecurity resources and reports.
- A current list of districts that have experienced more than one cyber incident since 2016 can be found here.