UAE’s largest school group Gems reports cyber attack

UAE’s largest school group Gems reports cyber attack

The largest school group in the UAE, Gems Education, was the target of a cyber attack on Thursday 24th February.

The education organisation confirmed the attack to Khaleej Times on Thursday.

Gems said they became aware of the recent cyber security incident at which time they “immediately enacted their cyber-security response plan.”

In communication to parents, Gems 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.”

Speaking to Khaleej Times Gems were clear they activated their response plan quickly. They 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.”