The Île-de-France region announces that it has filed a complaint after a cybersecurity incident affecting its digital workspace dedicated to high school students, an Internet portal also accessible to parents and teachers.
Monlycee.net, the region’s digital workspace (ENT) for high school students, their parents, teachers and other National Education staff, “was the victim of a malicious intrusion that led to a cyber incident”explains the region in a statement. The incident happened Thursday evening.
“The attacker gained access to the directory database”specifies the region that claims to have “immediately reacted” by asking service providers to “put an end to the incident”. Also, “the operation of the ENT is not disturbed”assures the region which informed users of the incident on Friday, giving them precautions to take.
The author of the intrusion “could have had access to personal data” such as email addresses and phone numbers, and “could use them for the purposes of identity theft, attempted phishing, unsolicited commercial prospecting, door-to-door canvassing”explain the region and the academic region in the information note.
Among the precautionary measures to be taken, users should not open the attachment(s) or hypertext links of a suspicious e-mail or SMS and change their passwords if in doubt.
The region says it has filed a complaint with the public prosecutor for interference with the automated data processing system and fraudulent collection of data. It notified the data breach to the National Commission for Computing and Liberties (CNIL) and is investigating the volume and scope of the stolen data, with its private partners and the National Security Agency. information systems (ANSSI).