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GEMS Education Cyber Attack: School group Reassures Parents After Being Hit by “Cyber Security Incident”
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GEMS Education Cyber Attack: School group Reassures Parents After Being Hit by “Cyber Security Incident”

by David WestleyFebruary 25, 2022

GEMS Education successfully defended a cyber-attack, the UAE’s largest school group confirmed yesterday. 

In a release to the press the company said it became aware of “a recent cyber security incident”, at which time they “immediately enacted their cyber-security response plan”.

In a circular sent to parents, the education group said: “We are sorry for contacting you at such a later hour but we wanted you to hear this news from us first. We are writing to you regarding a cyber-attack against GEMS Education.”

In a statement to the press, the group said:

“We can confirm that GEMS Education has unfortunately been the target of a cyber-attack in recent days. We have enacted our well-rehearsed cybersecurity response plan and our IT team is ensuring that all our systems are safe and secure. We have engaged the necessary third-party expertise to assist us in our investigation and in the meantime all our schools remain open and running as normal.”

SchoolsCompared.com has requested additional information as to the nature of the attack, what data if any was stolen, and for how long the attack had been ongoing before the education group became aware of it.

This article will be updated as we receive more information.

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David Westley
David is the co-founder and GM of Which Media, the owner of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com and SchoolsCompared.com

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