Financial Security Breach Against Ohio School District
Who: Aurora City Schools
# of Accounts Breached:
What was affected: The school district’s financial information
When it happened: February 26, 2019
How it happened: The attack was sophisticated and acted out by criminals with experience.
Outcome: Administrators notified law enforcement who included the FBI to investigate the cyber attack. The district said the vast majority of its financial assets were recovered.
The District is continuing to follow proper protocols and standards to protect all personal and financial electronic data. A data privacy counsel and a cybersecurity consulting firm have been retained by the District to assist with the investigation of this event.