San Diego Unified School District data breach exposed 500,000 students, staff, parents

The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) – California’s second largest – first discovered in October 2018 that PII of more than a half million students and staff were compromised.

The loss occurred as the result of a phishing attack that may have occurred as early as January 2018. Tripwire first reported the attack on SDUSD, which has more than 121,000 students.

The school district disclosed the attack on Dec. 21 on its website with additional details on the linked “Data Safety” page stated that impacted individuals were given notice via email by district staff, although it didn’t say when notice occurred.

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