Stolen, private data on CCSD students and employees released online by hacker


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two cyber security companies confirmed to 8 News Now that the information a hacker stole from the Clark County School District last month is now published online. These published documents include students and staff’s private information.

Anyone can download the four files, and some of the documents go back years.

Resecurity®, a cyber security company that partners with UNLV for research projects, says the hackers stole the data then likely threatened to release it if they weren’t given money.

The info, now online, includes names of employees and social security numbers, as well as names and addresses of students, according to cybersecurity company Emsisoft.

This action by hackers is a crime and Resecurity® CEO Gene Yoo says it could affect students.

“Their identity and information will forever start from whatever age they are,” Yoo said.

He notes that everyone should monitor their credit, look at passwords and make sure all your personal information is secure... Please continue the article at the source

Source: 8NewsNow

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