Hackers may have accessed more than 25,000 South Carolina students’ personal info
The identity of thousands of students and teachers has potentially been compromised after officials with the Lancaster County School District say a hacker was able to access their system.
According to school officials, the hackers were able to hack into the district’s system by monitoring district computers and capturing keystrokes to get passwords. Those passwords gave the hackers access into the records on the state system of more than 25,000 students and more than 2,500 school district employees.
While it’s still not clear exactly what information the hackers were able to access, the database houses information on current and former students and employees including names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses and phone numbers.
School officials say the hacking occurred in March and were discovered by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, which notified the S.C. Information Sharing & Analysis Center who notified the school district of the incidents last week.
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