Hacker group leaks Moscow schools data on 17 million children and parents


The pro-Ukrainian hacker group NLB Team leaked the personal data of more than 17 million children and parents who used Moscow Electronic School, an online learning platform that was built by the Moscow city government in 2016 and was its primary method of delivery online education during the covid-19 pandemic. The city government said the leaked data did not pertain to real users; however, a number of users identified their own data. Even before the leak, the platform was reportedly surveilling children online and tracking them across the internet without their knowledge or consent. Moscow intends to roll the platform out nationwide in 2023.


Writer: Hye Jung Han

Publication: Human Rights Watch

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