LANCASTER COUNTY SCHOOL RECORDS DATA BREACH EXPOSES STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES TO RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT
Lancaster County School records for 25,000 students and 2,500 employees have been hacked. On April 12, 2011, the Lancaster County School District began sending breach notification letters to those affected by the data breach. Click HERE to read the breach notification letter. Like other data breaches, the School District notes in its breach notification letter that “there is no evidence that any confidential information has been used illegally.” Sound familiar?
The School District’s breach notification letter indicates students’ and employees’ personal identifying information was accessed by the hackers and includes Social Security numbers, dates of birth, names, address and home/work telephone numbers. Like most states, South Carolina has a breach notification law. As a result, natural persons, individuals and organizations must give notice of the breach to those affected. See SC Code Section 39-1-90 (2010).
If you have received a breach notification letter from the Lancaster County School District, or any other organization then you may be at risk for identity theft. Contact data security and identity theft protection lawyer Micah Adkins 24/7 at 1-800-263-9091 for a free identity theft information kit or consultation. Or contact us using the contact form below.
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