Friday, June 21, 2024

San Diego School District Hacked – 500,000 Students and Staff Data May Have been Stolen

A Massive data breach at San Diego Unified School District lost more than 500,000 and the stolen data file contains the personal information of dating back to the 2008-09 school year faculties and students.

An unauthorized individual have been accessed that database file and he/she may have an access to view the personal data of some students and staff members.

An Unknown individual who have initially gathering network access log-in information from staff and later used it to log into the district’s network services, including the district student database.

Experts believes that login access gathered via “phishing,” a scam  which used to send by an attackers via email or mobile along with malicious links that trick users to give away their login access.

According to sandiegounified The viewing or copying of some personal data was possible or occurred between January 2018 and November 1, 2018. Staff became aware of the issue in October 2018.

What was the Affected Data

Stolen database contain potential data that includes the social security numbers and other personal identifying information, following data was included this breach

  • Student and selected staff personal identifying information, to include: first and last name, date of birth, mailing address, home address, telephone number;
  • Student enrollment information, to include: schedule, discipline incident information, health information, school(s) of attendance, transfer information, legal notices on file, attendance data;
  • Student and selected staff Social Security Number and/or State Student ID Number
  • Student and staff parent, guardian and emergency contact personal identifying information, to include: first and last name, phone numbers, address (if provided), email address, employer information;
  • Selected staff benefits information, to include: health benefits enrollment information, beneficiary identify information, dependent identity information, savings or flexible spending account information;
  • Selected staff payroll and compensation information, to include: viewable paychecks and pay advices, deduction information, tax information, direct deposit financial institution name, routing number and account number, salary and leave information;

San Diego Unified School District has taken the steps necessary to eliminate the threat to your personal data and implement improvements to prevent such unauthorized access from happening again and also they have notified all the affected users.

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Balaji
BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.

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