December 8, 2023

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in US has suffered a ransomware attack that leaked the sensitive information of hundreds of people.

The school has deployed security experts and launched an investigation. They also reached out to Law enforcement agencies.


The school said it has already notified all of the people who had information accessed during the attack and has provided them with ways they can protect themselves. But the data stolen details are not known.

AvosLocker ransomware group added SCAD to its leak site, giving the school a two week deadline to pay an undisclosed ransom.

The group claims to have stolen a database of phone numbers, email addresses and more. Experts at examined and found that the group managed to take at least 69,000 files that contained student information, personnel files and business data includes passport, bank statements and SSN numbers

The ransomware group told the website that SCAD allegedly negotiated with them for an undisclosed ransom but did not end up paying.


The AvosLocker gang updated its leak site in October 2021 and created a system allowing them to auction off stolen data from organizations that refuse to pay ransoms. Few of the Victims mentioned below.

  • Ohlone College
  • Savannah State University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Centralia College
  • Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
  • National University College
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • Florida International University
  • Stratford University

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