EPISD Releases Statement on Web Site Hacking to Parents, Students, Staff
POSTED: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 7:28pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 12:56pm
EL PASO-- The information of hundreds of students could now be in the wrong hands after an online hack group has said they hacked into the El Paso Independent School District's database and took important information.
EPISD released this statement addressing students, parents and faculty about the incident.
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Dear Employees, Parents, and Students:
We regret to inform you that the Internal Network (myepisd.org) at the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) has been infiltrated by an unknown entity (hacked). This infiltration has resulted in the illegal access to teacher and student information by the hacker(s), which is information that includes names, birthdates, addresses, and social security numbers.
We are working diligently to identify how this occurred; however, we believe it is imperative that we communicate this information as soon as possible to you so that you are able to take immediate action to protect your personal information and accounts, both current and future. Please refer immediately to the following websites: www.ftc.gov/idtheft or www.fightidentitytheft.com. These sites will provide you with the immediate steps you can take to protect your identity, which include fraud alerts and a credit freeze.
We immediately alerted the FBI’s Infragard Division to report the breach and will continue to provide you with updated information regarding this situation. We are taking this breach extremely seriously and will continue to take all possible action to address this issue.
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