Chicago, Galloway Township (N.J.) schools hit with cyberattacks

A pair of U.S. school districts were hit with two very different, but still damaging, cyberattacks in the last week.

A former Chicago Public School employee was arrested for stealing the PII on 80,000 district workers, while Gallow, N.J., the district lost $200,000 due to a wire fraud scam.

In the Windy City incident, Kristi Sims was arrested on four counts of aggravated computer tampering and three counts of identity theft. The content taken included names, employee ID numbers, phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, criminal arrest histories and DCFS findings, according to the Sun-Times. Sims was a contract worker for the district handling administrative tasks for the school’s Office of Safety and Security.

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