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Arlington school employees notified about possible data breach
From: Erica Absetz <erica () riskbasedsecurity com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 20:58:13 -0500

http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/06/05/4912668/arlington-school-district-employees.html

ARLINGTON — Arlington school district employees and some former
employees were notified this week that two laptops possibly containing
their personal information were stolen overnight May 27 from the
administration building.

District spokeswoman Leslie Johnston said Wednesday that everyone who
might be affected was sent a letter with information on reducing the
risk of identity theft.

But officials said the files on the laptops would be hard to access.

The “laptop containing most of the data was encrypted, which would
make it unlikely that the data was exposed,” according to the letter
from Assistant Superintendent Michael Hill. “The second laptop was
password protected.”

Johnston said, “We’re recommending that people place a fraud alert on
their credit file by contacting one of the three major credit
bureaus.”
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