The data breach was caused by the Clop ransomware gang, who exploited a zero-day security flaw in the MOVEit Transfer platform and began extorting organizations that were targeted.

National Student Clearinghouse Discloses Data Breach Impacting 890 Schools

U.S. educational nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse has experienced a data breach affecting 890 schools using its services. The breach occurred on May 30 when attackers gained access to the organization's MOVEit managed file transfer server. The stolen files contained personal information such as names, dates of birth, contact information, Social Security numbers, and student ID numbers. The Clop ransomware gang is responsible for the attack, using a zero-day security flaw in the MOVEit Transfer platform. They have been extorting organizations and demanding high ransoms. This breach is expected to impact numerous organizations globally, including federal agencies and Department of Energy entities.

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