This morning our technology department was made aware that Seesaw, a software company the district utilizes at Soderstrom Elementary, for teacher-student-parent messaging services was a victim of a coordinated 'credential stuffing' attack and a number of Seesaw accounts were compromised. Seesaw is used across many school districts nationally and this has impacted schools both in Kansas and in other states. It is important to note, at this point USD 400 has not been affected by this incident. Below are some of the details and actions that have been taken by Seesaw and USD 400 staff in order to mitigate any other issues related to the incident.
Some non-USD 400 Seesaw accounts were hacked and a link to an inappropriate message was being shared via the Messages feature within Seesaw. Seesaw immediately shut down the messaging services. Because of the way our students authenticate to Seesaw (via SSO), none of our accounts were affected.
Seesaw messaging services are now running again. Our staff continues to monitor the situation and follow Seesaw’s recommendations for app updates, etc. The latest information from Seesaw about the incident is available at https://status.seesaw.me
If you have any questions or concerns about the incident, please contact us at 785-227-4254.