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January 12th, 2010 by Agent Smith (0) Data Theft & Loss,In the News,security breach

A recent DOS attack on an Eugene School District server managed to succeed in breaching their security and access the said computer which contained the names, employee ID numbers and phone numbers of about 2500 current and former employees. While other sensitive information such as security numbers were not stored on the breached machine, the server was connected with others (apparently protected by other security systems as well), that contained private details on a total of 26000 people and vendors.

Luckily all student data are stored on different networks of the Eugene School District, so none of those studying in the region have been affected. The supposed breach seems to have only affected adults.

Yet the safetly of the 26000 different records is in no way guaranteed. There is no proof of further breaching, but there isn’t any to show there was none either. In the mean time, the breach is being investigated, while the school district’s website has been updated with information on the breach.

“A thorough investigation of the security breach has been initiated, police have been notified, and the district has taken measures to further safeguard the involved server,” the district said. “We are continuing to assess our information security systems to make certain that we have all appropriate measures in place to ensure that personal information is secure. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause to our staff and vendors.”

More information here.

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