The Office of the Main Attorney General of Maine reported that there was a data breach in one of the Brightly-owned Software on 20th April 2023, which was discovered 8 days later.
Brightly Inc is a Software company founded in 1999 by Siemens. It is one of the leading global Software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms that provides management solutions to education, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and many others.
According to reports, the SchoolDude application was hacked, and nearly 3 million records were exposed.
SchoolDude was an online platform used by Educational institutions to maintain their work records. It was built and developed by Brightly Software Inc,
Threat actors have extracted sensitive customer information like Name, Address, Account Password, Phone number, and School District Name.
Brightly has notified all affected users regarding this security incident and requested them to change their passwords before logging in to the applications.
Brightly Inc.’s email stated, “As part of our remediation efforts, please note that we have reset the passwords for all SchoolDude user accounts. Therefore, You will need to change your password to continue using the application.”
In addition to this, Brightly also mentioned that they had informed the authorities regarding this data breach and have also been working with Industry-leading security experts to investigate this issue.
With growing threats to data, it is important to implement security measures and educate all users about phishing campaigns.
The email sent by Brightly also mentioned its users to be vigilant towards phishing campaigns and requested their users not to respond to suspicious emails.
It also informed the users to reset their passwords on other applications if they have used the same password for all of them.
Investigation into this incident is still going on and Brightly said they are committed to addressing any user concerns.
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