Breach, Data Security

About 2,800 Kentucky high school students notified of breach

Kentucky-based Oldham County Schools is notifying about 2,800 current and former North Oldham High School students that their personal information may have been compromised as part of a breach involving a phishing scheme.

How many victims? Approximately 2,800.

What type of personal information? Names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers.

What happened? A phishing scheme allowed access to a nutrition services computer at North Oldham High School, on which a database of the personal information is stored.

What was the response? Oldham County Schools is working with the Kentucky Department of Education as well as the supplier of the software involved. All affected individuals are being notified.

Details: The incident – which involved a single staff computer at North Oldham High School – occurred on Sept. 10.

Quote: “We do not have evidence at this time that personal information was accessed but we also cannot say definitively that it was not,” a notification letter said.

Source: An Oldham County Schools spokesperson emailed a notification letter to on Monday.

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