MINNEAPOLIS -- Hackers have breached Minnesota Department of Education data, obtaining information on tens of thousands of students, the majority of which are in the state's foster care system.
The department said they had been notified of a potential vulnerability in their file transfer software MOVEit on May 31, and 24 files were breached that same day.
The files contained information of 95,000 students placed in foster care throughout the state, including their demographic information, names, dates of birth, and county of placement.
Other information accessed includes similar demographic data on 124 students who qualified for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, 29 students taking PSEO classes at Hennepin Technical College, and five students who took a particular Minneapolis Public School bus route.
The breach is part of a global cyberattack on MOVEit, attributed to the Russian hacker group Clop, who are also suspected of targeting the BBC, British Airways, the Nova Scotia Government, and the University of Rochester.