Californian College Attacked with Ransomware


Data belonging to a California community college has been compromised in a “sophisticated” cyber-attack. 

Threat actors struck the Ohlone Community College District (OCCD) network in Fremont on January 20 2022, disrupting access to certain files. School officials said the private information of some staff, faculty and current and former students, was compromised.

Social Security numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, US alien registration numbers, medical information and bank account details were among the information potentially compromised during the attack.

Other data that may impacted included health insurance information, student ID number, race/ethnicity, class list, course schedule, disciplinary file, grades, transcripts and/or IEP/504 plan information.

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