NJ: Pinelands Regional School District Investigates Data Breach

Stephanie Faughnan reports:

The Pinelands Regional School District acknowledged last week their investigation of a data breach that included information about personnel and students.

In mid-March of this year, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa McCooley received notification from the wife former board president Thomas “Tommy” Williams that her husband would be undergoing an emergency procedure. McCooley was further advised that Williams would not be available for a while.

During that same time period, the school district’s technology department and McCooley received alerts regarding suspicious log-ins to Williams’ email account. McCooley reported the issue to the school board and secured approval for a complete forensic audit to search for any potential security breaches.

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