News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Clark County School District

Exploit: Ransomware
Clark County School District: Education System

Risk to Small Business: 1.871 = Severe

Cybercriminals have followed through on their threats to release the information that they’d snatched about students after officials refused to pay the ransom demanded to release it. Students in the Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada discovered over the weekend that their school records had been dumped on the Dark Web.

Individual Risk: 1.660 = Severe

The leak included detailed personal and student record information including students’ names, social security numbers, addresses, and some financial information as well as grades, testing, awards, and disciplinary reports. Impacted students should be wary of spear phishing or identity theft attempts.

Customers Impacted: 320,000

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Failing to institute regular security awareness training including phishing resistance leaves organizations ripe for ransomware – and cybercriminals are more than willing to double down on ransom demands.