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San Diego School System Hit Hack Exposes Data of More than 500,000 Students

The San Diego School System has notified current and former students, as well as some employees, that hackers compromised its system and obtained access to a file that included detailed personal information of more than 500,000 students from the 2008-2009 school year.

The information accessible included the students’ names, addresses, Social Security numbers, health information, discipline information, and telephone numbers.

Further, approximately 50 employees’ log-in credentials were compromised through a phishing operation.

All affected students and employees are being notified of the compromise.

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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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