Top CyberSecurity News For October 18th 2016

1. Katy ISD suffers data breach, but says information apparently wasn’t accessedFrom Houston Chronicle. The Katy ISD warned about 78,000 students and staff members that their personal data – including Social Security numbers, names and birth dates – may have been accessed during a security breach, officials said Monday.

District officials notified parents in a letter dated Oct. 7, more than a month after it received a complete report about the breach on Aug. 31. The data affects students and staff who were at the district during the 2013-2014 school year.

SunGard K-12, a third-party company that works with Katy ISD’s student data management system, told district officials that an employee accidentally copied student information and uploaded it to a software application used by 29 other school districts. Hackers were not involved.


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