Centinela Valley Union High School District notifies employees of W-2 phishing incident

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I think we have our first W-2 phishing report of this year, although of course I may have missed other ones. This one involves the Centinela Valley Union High School District in California.  From their notification to the state:

As a follow up to the email sent to you on January 31, 2019, we wanted to provide you additional information about the recent incident involving your personal information.

What Happened

On January 31, 2019, we learned that one of our employees received a phishing email designed to appear as if it came from one of our other employees. Upon discovery, we immediately began an investigation to determine the scope of the incident and to verify what information may have been affected. We also notified the IRS, state tax boards, and federal law enforcement authorities, and we are cooperating with their ongoing investigation.

As a result of this phishing incident, an unauthorized individual may have obtained IRS Form W-2 information for our employees, including employee names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and 2018 wage information.

Read more of the full notification here.

As of the 2008-2009 school year, the district had 614 employees. I do not yet know the current number, however.

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