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Illuminate Education crippled by week-long data service systems outage

Exploit: Hacking

Illuminate Education: Education Platform

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Risk to Business: 1.717= Severe

Illuminate Education, a digital education platform used by 5,200 schools and districts in the US, is still struggling to resume services after a cyberattack. The company owns popular school management platforms Skedula and PupilPath. Illuminate Education says it has continued experiencing a service interruption affecting all IO Classroom applications for nearly 10 days following an unspecified security incident. Investigation and recovery are underway, but the platform has not provided a recent update on the expected timeline.

Individual Impact: No specifics about any consumer/employee PII or financial data loss were available at press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Cybercriminals have been all over targets in the education sector including companies that serve it. Companies should use caution.

Source: nypost