CA: Kern County Superintendent of Schools investigating employee data breach

Justin Burton reports:

Employees of Kern Superintendent of Schools have been alerted to a data breach at the organization, 23ABC News has learned.

In a note sent to staff members on Monday, Superintendent Christine Lizardi Frazier said the group’s payroll department fell victim to a data phishing scam. A KCSOS spokesman told 23ABC the incident happened on Friday, May 6, and employees were also notified that day about the breach.

The personal information for more than 2,500 employees who were paid by KCSOS in 2015 was released, including social security numbers and gross pay.

Read more on TurnTo23. This doesn’t appear to be W-2 data that was phished, because they district says no addresses were involved, but it does seem to involve payroll information.

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