Minneapolis Public Schools Data Leaked By Medusa Hackers

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In a recent cyber attack, the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) had their district data stolen by the notorious hacking group, Medusa. This security breach not only poses a significant threat to the school’s security but also the personal information of thousands of students and faculty.

The attack,came to light after Minneapolis Public Schools issued a warning about a “security incident.” MPS then announced in early March that the data stolen by Medusa hacking group had been released on the dark web, a part of the internet accessible only through specific software, where users can remain anonymous and untraceable.

The severity of the attack was further emphasized when Medusa released a video demanding a ransom of $1 million. In the video, the group claimed responsibility for the attack and warned that the stolen data would be sold on the dark web unless their demands were met.

Minneapolis Public Schools officials have been working tirelessly to address the issue and have enlisted the help of cybersecurity experts to quickly and securely download the data to conduct a comprehensive review of the extent of the damage caused. The district has also assured the public that they will contact those affected directly and are offering free credit monitoring and identity protection services.

While the district has stated that there is currently no evidence that the stolen data has been used to commit fraud, cybersecurity experts have urged all individuals associated with MPS, including current and former students, parents, staff, and vendors, to assume that their personal information has been compromised and take necessary precautions.

This attack is just one of many recent cyber attacks targeting schools and universities across the country. According to state officials, at least 78 cyber attacks were made on schools and universities in 2022, highlighting the need for enhanced cybersecurity measures.

Mohamed Nabil Ali

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