This security notice is to inform you about a data breach involving personal data stored on the school systems.
On Saturday, October 24 2020 the school system was compromised by a sophisticated cyber-attack which resulted in the encryption of network resources. There is no evidence that data was exfiltrated, system files and resourced were encrypted in place during the cyber-attack in an attempt to extort the school.
The breach has since been resolved and the integrity of the school network restored the majority of the encrypted data has been recovered from backups.
There is no action you need to take at the moment, you will be contacted if you are affected by this data breach.
We have contacted the Police, Action Fraud, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and will be offering them all the information they need for their respective investigations.
We take the responsibility of safeguarding your personal data incredibly seriously. Please accept our deepest apologies for the worry and inconvenience this criminal activity may caused.
For further information please call the school on 0191 554 6000 to speak to our Senior Information Risk Officer or email firstname.lastname@example.org