Confidential data from 14 UK schools has been leaked online by hackers following attacks that took place in 2022.
The leaked documents include children’s SEN information, pupil passport scans, staff pay scales and contract details. The information was leaked after the impacted schools refused to pay the attackers ransom demands.
The attacks and leaks were believed to be perpetrated by the threat actor Vice Society, which has conducted numerous ransomware and extortion campaigns targeting education institutions in the UK and US.
In October 2022, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) warned that Vice Society had begun posting data it stole from the institution. This followed LAUSD announcing that it would not be paying its extorters.
Many of the 14 UK schools affected have provided an update on the incident to parents, pupils and staff.
The schools impacted by the new leak are: Carmel College, St Helens; Durham Johnston Comprehensive School; Frances King School of English, London/Dublin; Gateway College, Hamilton, Leicester; Holy Family RC + CE College, Heywood; Lampton School, Hounslow, London; Mossbourne Federation, London; Pilton Community College, Barnstaple; Samuel Ryder Academy, St Albans; School of Oriental and African Studies, London; St Paul’s Catholic College, Sunbury-on-Thames; Test Valley School, Stockbridge; The De Montford School, Evesham.