The ‘Top 10’ K-12 Cyber Incidents of 2018

Doug Levin
Feb 16 · 5 min read
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FEBRUARY 22, 2018: IN PENNSYLVANIA, DATA BREACH PUTS EVERY TEACHER IN THE STATE AT RISK

MARCH 1, 2018: TARGETED PHISHING ATTACK LEADS TO IDENTITY THEFT, TAX FRAUD

MARCH 12, 2018: DATA BREACH AT FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL LEADS TO SALE OF STUDENT DATA ON DARK WEB

APRIL 14, 2018: SCHOOL DISTRICT PAYS $10,000 BITCOIN RANSOM TO RESTORE ACCESS TO CRITICAL SYSTEMS

MAY 11, 2018: POLICE RAID STUDENT’S HOME IN GRADE CHANGING INCIDENT

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018: THE FBI WARNS OF THE SECURITY, PRIVACY RISKS OF EDTECH ADOPTION

Source: https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180913.aspx

OCTOBER 4, 2018: U.S. SENATOR CALLS FOR FEDERAL AID AFTER SCHOOL NETWORKS TARGETED

NOVEMBER 1, 2018: DISGRUNTLED FORMER EMPLOYEE STEALS SENSITIVE DISTRICT DATABASE

NOVEMBER 20, 2018: TEXAS DISTRICT SCAMMED OUT OF $2 MILLION SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PAYMENT

DECEMBER 21, 2018: ON CUSP OF WINTER BREAK, DISTRICT DISCLOSES MASSIVE DATA BREACH



Doug Levin

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Founder and President, EdTech Strategies. Working at the intersection of K-12 education, technology, and public policy. #edtech #OER #privacy #cybersecurity

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