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School’s out – thanks to some hackers

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Students in Flathead Valley, Montana recently found themselves with an unscheduled long weekend vacation, due to a cyber attack on the district’s education community by a hacking group calling itself TheDarkOverlord. The attackers are believed to have harvested sensitive information on past and present pupils, parents and staff at thirty… Read more »

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583,000 Canadian student records go missing

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An external hard drive containing the names, Social Insurance Numbers, birthdays and addresses of nearly 600,000 clients of the Canada Student Loans Program has disappeared. Human Resources and Skill Development Canada (HRSDC) announced the privacy breach on January 11th. The Sheaf reports that the drive contains information on students who… Read more »

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