MO: Detectives investigate data breach at Jefferson County School District

KMOV reports:

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is trying to determine the full extent of a data breach at the Hillsboro R-3 School District, but believe there could end up being dozens of victims.

“We applied for search warrants on Friday, executed some search warrants and we were able to take into our custody a number of electronic devices,” said sheriff’s department spokesman Grant Bissell.

Read more on KMOV. This incident seems to involve a now-fired employee and Google G-Suite:

Isaacson said it appears the Google program used by the district would automatically link to employees’ personal photos if they’d backed up their pictures using Google Photos. And during the data breach, Isaacson said the person responsible was able to access personal photos, some of which could be embarrassing or put the employee in a bad light if the photos were made public.

Once again, it seems that we have to look at whether district employees really understand G-Suite and privacy and whether a district’s default settings or changed settings have created privacy risks for employees and/or students.

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