Risk to Business: 2.712 = Moderate
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has revealed that a hacker gained access to SCAD’s information network systems, exposing data on an estimated 15,00 students. The school said that an unspecified “limited” number of files containing data about students and employees was accessed by bad actors. The AvosLocker ransomware group added SCAD to its leak site, but no ransom specifics have been released. AvosLocker may have taken at least 69,000 files that contained student information, personnel files and business data. No specifics have been released about what data was taken.
No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Education has been a sector under siege, especially attractive to ransomware groups as the school year opens.
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk
*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.