Turkey’s Education Ministry confirmed that more than 4,000 teachers who participated in an Istanbul municipality online education program had their personal information stolen and published online, daily Sözcü reported.
The teachers were part of an online training session on the video-conference application “Zoom” when their personal information was hacked.
“The National Cyber Events Intervention Center detected a hacker attack on the application April 13,” the Education Ministry said in an official statement. “Investigations were opened into the suspects.”Money cut from Turkish teachers' accounts after using Zoom for classes: Report
Some 4,552 teachers’ first and last names, unique state identification numbers, and e-mails were published on a website called “read tiger.”
The Education Ministry noted the incident appeared to be isolated to the online training session held by the Istanbul district municipality of Üsküdar.
The training gathered professors and lecturers from 17 different universities, and was unique in that it offered training in areas like effective communication, stress management and photography.Personal information law not enforced properly, lawyer warns