Ex-Chicago Public Schools worker accused of stealing info on 80,000 people in latest data breach

Nader Issa reports:

A former Chicago Public Schools worker is facing several felony charges after officials allege the worker stole personal information on about 80,000 employees, volunteers and vendors from a CPS database.

The former worker, Kristi Sims, was arrested in the case on Thursday, and officers recovered the stolen files after executing search warrants, according to CPS and Chicago police officials. Sims, 28, is a former contractor who handled administrative tasks for the Office of Safety and Security.

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It doesn’t sound like any student data was involved in this one, and the breach was detected – and contained – within 24 hours of its occurrence in October, 2017, it seems.

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