PA: Police investigate student data breach at South Western High School

Jennifer Wentz reports:

Penn Township police are investigating a data breach at South Western High School.

The district discovered Dec. 18 that an unauthorized person accessed social security numbers of students attending the school in the 2006-2007 and 2014-2015 school years, according to a letter sent to district parents Dec. 19.

Police do not believe the person who accessed the data has done anything with it yet, said Lt. Guy Hettinger of the Penn Township Police Department.

The person accessed the district’s student information system for the affected classes. That system includes demographic information, as well as social security numbers, if students or parents opted to include them, said Barbara Rupp, district superintendent.

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