FL: Polk County Schools says student information may have been exposed in data breach

WTSP reports:

If you have a student who goes to school in Polk County you might have gotten a letter from a company called PCS Revenue Control Systems, Inc. about a data breach.

Don’t throw that letter away. The Polk County School District says it’s legitimate and you might need the instructions that come on it for free identity monitoring.

The letter says your child’s name, student identification number and date of birth were potentially exposed to unauthorized access during a data breach in December 2019, according to a post on the school district’s social media page.

Read more on WTSP.

Updated 10:23 am:  PCS’s breach notification, submitted to the California Attorney General’s Office, can be found here. It says, in relevant part:

On December 19, 2019, PCS identified unauthorized access to a server that belonged to an entity called Advanced Business Technologies (“ABT”), which was acquired by PCS in 2016. This server included files and records related to certain school lunch and meal programs.


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