Hayley Raatis reports that about 95,000 students have been affected by the MOVEit file transfer breach that also affected the Minnesota Department of Education.
The initial investigation found 24 files were accessed due to the vulnerability.
These files included data transferred to MDE from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to meet state and federal reporting requirements, as well as files from two school districts (Minneapolis and Perham), and Hennepin Technical College.
These files contained information about approximately 95,000 names of students placed in foster care throughout the state, 124 students in the Perham School District who qualified for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT), 29 students who were taking PSEO classes at Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis, and five students who took a particular Minneapolis Public Schools bus route.
The files accessed relating to foster care students contained demographic data including the names, dates of birth, and county of placement.
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