Our Ref: CBL
17th July 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
I am writing to inform you of a recent ransomware attack at Q3 Academies Trust that has encrypted some of our data.
On becoming aware of the attack, we took action immediately by informing the Police, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), Sandwell Local Authority and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). We have reported this to our Data Protection Officers, Judicium Consulting Ltd, who are working with us to understand the full extent of the ransomware attack.
The result of our investigation is there is no evidence of data theft. We will need to recheck the data we hold and may be in contact with you individually to confirm some of the data we hold on our systems.
We will be working in partnership with the organisations detailed above and performing an internal and external review of our systems to minimise future risk.
If you have any queries relating to the ransomware attack, please direct them to the following email address and we will respond as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Caroline Badyal