Charles City school district warns of data breach |

Charles City school district warns of data breach

Charles City school district warns of data breach

Updated: November 13, 2020 10:17 PM
Created: November 13, 2020 10:03 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Charles City School district is warning families about a data breach involving student information.

A company that does Medicaid reimbursement for the district discovered a breach back in September. 

Student names, birth dates and medical information may have been obtained.

The district says it is unaware of any misuse of the information, but is offering any affected students a year of identity monitoring just to be safe.

The district released the following informartion:

On March 5, 2020, Timberline noticed suspicious activity on its network impacting certain servers and systems. Timberline launched an investigation to determine the nature and scope of this activity. Working with outside computer forensics specialists, Timberline determined that an unknown actor accessed Timberline’s network between February 12, 2020 and March 4, 2020, encrypted certain files, and also removed certain information from Timberline’s network; however, the investigation was unable to determine which specific information was actually removed. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, Timberline undertook a comprehensive and time-intensive review of all files that could have been impacted. This review was recently completed and determined that protected health information and/or personal information relating to student information was present in files that may have been compromised. 

For more information on the data event click here

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