Illuminate Education Breach Included Los Angeles Unified & Riverside County Districts, Pushing Total Impacted to Over 3M
Update of June 15: For updates on this incident, your best resource is Kristal Kuykendall and THE Journal .
Hats off to Kristal Kuykendall and THE Journal for tracking the Illuminate Education breach. Kykendall reports:
The breach of student data that occurred during a January 2022 cyberattack targeting Illuminate Education’s systems is now known to have impacted the nation’s second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified with 430,000 students, which has notified state officials along with 24 other districts in California and one in Washington state.
The data breach notifications posted on the California Attorney General’s website in the past week by LAUSD, Ceres Unified School District with 14,000 students, and Riverside County Office of Education representing 23 districts and 431,000 students, mean that Illuminate Education’s data breach leaked the private information of well over 3 million students — and potentially several times that total.
Read more at THE Journal.