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School Management Software Firm Active Network Reveals Data Breach

School management firm Active Network has revealed a data breach. The incident primarily took place due to the attackers compromising the security of Blue Bear – a school accounting platform. As a result of the attack, the attackers managed to pilfer payment card details.

Reportedly, the software firm Active Network has recently disclosed a security breach. As evident from the firm’s security notice, Active Network suffered a data breach exposing important user details to the attackers.

Specifically, the incident didn’t directly impact Active Networks systems. Rather, it took place as the perpetrators breached the school management software Blue Bear. As elaborated in the notice,

The attack on Blue Bear platforms lasted for over a month, i.e., from October 1, 2019, to November 13, 2019. Though, they haven’t explained much about how the breach occurred, and who whom the attackers were.

They suspect that the incident might have exposed customers’ payment card data, including names, credit/debit card numbers, dates of expiration, and security codes. In addition, the attackers may also have accessed users’ Blue Bear account usernames and passwords.

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