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Six months after TheDarkOverlord attacked their district, School District 6 sends breach notification letters to parents

More than six months after the hacker or hackers known as TheDarkOverlord hacked and terrorized School District 6 in Columbia Falls, Montana, the district has sent parents breach notification letters revealing what they were able – and not able – to determine.

Three versions of the March 19th letter, marked “Draft” and signed by Superintendent Steven Bradshaw, were submitted to the state. The versions vary in terms of what kinds of student data they report may have been accessed. Of note, the letters make clear that the forensic examiners could not determine whether student data was actually accessed or nor, and if it was accessed, whether any data was exfiltrated. That statement was also repeated to by the superintendent when we spoke recently about the hack and its aftermath.

One version of the letter explained that:

On January 31, 2018, the District concluded its investigation into the nature and extent of the incident as it related to students’...(continued)
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