Brightly Discloses Data Breach Impacting Almost 3 Million Clients

Brightly Software has informed users of the SchoolDude app that hackers have gained access to its user database and stole sensitive information.

Brightly is American company, subsidiary of Siemens, that markets SchoolDude as a complete cloud-based educational operations management suite. The product is used by thousands of schools, universities, and colleagues in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and other organizations worldwide.

Yesterday, the company notified the Office of the Main Attorney General that 2,964,292 individuals have been impacted by a data breach that occurred on April 20, 2023, which the firm discovered on April 28, 2023.

“We at Brightly Software are writing to let you know about a recent security incident affecting an account you have on our SchoolDude application (, an online platform used by educational institutions for placing and tracking maintenance work orders. The incident involved an unauthorized actor obtaining certain account information from the SchoolDude user database.” – Brightly notification

The security incident at Brightly has resulted in the exposure of the following data:

Name Email address Account password Phone number (if provided) School district name

Exposure of the above data to hackers increases the risk of social engineering, phishing, impersonation, and bank fraud attacks against the impacted users. Unfortunately, due to the type of the software involved in this incident, the sensitive categories of school and university students are almost definitely affected.

Brightly says it has reported the incident to the law enforcement authorities and is currently investigating with

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