KY: Hopkins County school system dealing with data breach

Rachel Smith reports:

Parents of Hopkins County schoolchildren were greeted with a message from the school board Thursday morning alerting them of a data security breach. Because of a school board staff member’s password-protected account being compromised, a currently unidentified user had access to a countywide database, which contains the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of about 7,000 students, according to school officials.

While there is no current evidence the user obtained students’ personal information, school board officials cannot say for certain the information was not accessed.

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