A school district in Pennsylvania recently revealed that it had accidentally posted a wealth of data on its large student popular online, and did not learn of the breach until notified by a parent.
The Fleetwood School District in Berks County, Pennsylvania, recently posted a spreadsheet containing the names, birthdates, addresses, and parents' names for 2,700 students on a Wikispaces page, according to a report from the Associated Press
. Upon learning of the incident from one of the kids' parents, the district contacted local police, and the data was removed from the site.
The district has already alerted parents to the incident, and notes police are working to determine how the sensitive information wound up online, the report said.Matt Cullina
, the chief executive officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the kind of dangers kids in particular face from identity theft, and what their parents can do to help mitigate the problems that might arise when their information is exposed in a data breach
such as this.
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