Frederick County Public Schools was alerted to a pre-2010 breach by a former student who found his data online.
Frederick County Public Schools was alerted to a pre-2010 breach by a former student who found his data online.

Data on about 1,000 former students in Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland was likely exposed in a data breach that occurred prior to 2010 but which was only discovered in September of this year.

Information included Social Security numbers, dates of birth and names of students who attended public schools in the county between November 2005-2006, the local Washington NBC News affiliate reported. The school system was alerted to the breach after a former student discovered his data on a website.

The school district, will send notifications to the students affected, notified the FBI and is working with state law enforcement authorities.