Hackers Release LAUSD Personal Data Into Dark Web


The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced that the hackers who compromised the district’s online infrastructure, leaked personal data.

LAUSD Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho held a press conference Monday, to address the leaks, days after the cyber attackers threatened to do so.

“Based on what we know today, we are able to confirm that the release was actually even more limited than we had originally anticipated, and based on what we’ve seen, there is at this point no evidence of widespread impact as far as truly sensitive, confidential information,” Carvalho said Monday.

The press conference comes after reports that personal information, including social security numbers, had been found on the web and were attributed to the school district leak.

Carvalho said he had made it a point to increase the district’s cyber security since taking over as superintendent this year.

One of the changes was adding additional encryption to student logins, something he was surprised was not already in play.

“Shortly after I arrived here, I authorized, based on request of our head of IT, the implementation of MFA, multi-factor authentication,” Carvalho said. ”

 

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