Data breach widens at Guilford school district as more employees complain of ID theft

Yes, another phishing scheme, but this one was partially foiled by a sharp employee. Nick McCrea reports:

A March data breach at School Administrative District 4 has affected at least 55 employees, according to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department.


In late March, a district payroll employee received an email that appeared to be from Superintendent Ann Kirkpatrick, asking for employee W-2 information. The sender was a scammer. The employee sent along that information but redacted Social Security numbers. When the person or persons posing as Kirkpatrick pressed the district employee about sending Social Security numbers and birth dates, the employee became suspicious and the district notified police.

When several employees attempted to file tax forms this year, they discovered false ones already had been filed.

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