• Michelle Dawn Mooney

Galloway schools investigating $400,000 cybersecurity breach

An investigation is ongoing into a cybersecurity incident involving the Galloway Township School District’s network. This is a perfect example of why everyone needs to read these Upskilled cyber security tips to make sure they’re aware of the kind of threats they should be prepared for.

The breach involved two fraudulent wire transfers of $200,000 each, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto told BreakingAC. One has already been recovered “due to the swift action of the district and the assistance of the bank,” Giaquinto said. “We are in the process of making efforts to recover the remaining balance.” Those affected seem to be the approximately 800 district employees, including substitute teachers, the superintendent said. The district first learned of an issue Sept. 27. The district immediately got outside legal and cybersecurity forensics experts to conduct a thorough investigation, and law enforcement was notified as well, the superintendent said. This isn’t the first case of a malicious cyberattack on a school network, look into broadbandsearch.net cyber security statistics for more stats on cybersecurity in today’s digital age. Emails were also sent to parents to keep them updated on the situation.


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