Incident: Ransomware attack at Australian childcare provider Building Futures Montessori causes privacy breach and data loss
Australian Childcare Privacy Breach, May 13 2022
Ransomware attack at Australian childcare provider Building Futures Montessori
Parents’ Names, email address, phone numbers, children’s names and date of birth compromised
Australian childcare provider Building Futures Montessori has experienced a ransomware attack that not only caused 5 weeks of data to be lost but also exfiltrated privacy related data to an unknown party.
Security investigator Troy Hunt posted a tweet showing a letter from Building Futures Montessori to users confirming the incident and providing advice to parents.
“Data breach / ransomware notice. Person who sent it to me asked: “Why would someone hack a daycare?”
Easy: because they have money. And it was possibly entirely indiscriminate.”
– Troy Hunt