The district has reason to believe some employee and student personal data may have been compromised through the access or use by an unauthorized individual. Part of a “phishing” email effort, unauthorized access resulted in the potential viewing or theft of the personal data of some students and staff members.
Roughly 50 staff members whose accounts were compromised had the security on their accounts reset immediately upon discovery. Families of students whose data may have been accessed have been contacted by the district. The breach is believed to date back to January 2018 and could impact as many as 500,000 students who were enrolled in the district between the 2008-09 and 2018-19 school years.
For more information, families and employees have been directed to visit sandiegounified.org/datasafety.