Personal Data Leaked After Cyber Attack on Maryland Schools

Prince George’s County, Md., Public Schools officials said some of the personal data stolen in a recent cyber attack has leaked online. The Washington, D.C., area school system is one of the 20 largest school districts in the U.S., with 201 schools and centers.

The school system discovered an attack on its network on Aug. 14, and officials estimate that the incident impacted about 2.5 percent (or 4,500) of its 180,000 user accounts. The bulk of the affected accounts belonged to staff, and all employees were advised to reset their passwords. This week, students will get assistance resetting their own passwords as well.

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Source: Government Technology