Eastside Union School District Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 20, 2024 12:36 PM
"Over 3,500 individuals affected by the Eastside Union School District data breach, involving names, birth dates, and Social Security Numbers. Learn steps to protect your information and access free credit monitoring services."

The Eastside Union School District recently experienced a data security incident that has impacted the personal information of individuals within their systems. On January 11, 2024, the district became aware of unauthorized access to their systems which occurred on or around May 29, 2023. After a thorough investigation with the assistance of third-party specialists, it was determined that personal information, including names, dates of birth, and Social Security Numbers, was potentially compromised.

In response to this incident, the Eastside Union School District has taken significant steps to secure their systems and prevent such breaches in the future. They have also implemented additional technical safeguards to protect the information they hold. To support those affected, the district is providing access to Single Bureau Credit Monitoring, Single Bureau Credit Report, and Single Bureau Credit Score services at no charge for 12 months from the date of enrollment.

If you believe you have been affected by this breach, it is crucial to remain vigilant. Review your credit reports and account statements for any suspicious activity. You can obtain a free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus by visiting Annual Credit Report or calling 1-877-322-8228. Additionally, consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit files to prevent unauthorized access.

For more detailed information and guidance, affected individuals can contact the dedicated assistance line provided by the district at 1-833-763-2468, available Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

The Eastside Union School District has disclosed the breach to the Attorney General's office in Maine, as required by law. A total of 3,592 individuals in the United States, including one individual in Maine, have been affected by this breach. Consumers were notified of the breach on March 18, 2024, through written communication.

For further details on the breach and the full Notice to Consumers, please refer to the disclosure on the Maine Attorney General's website.

The mission of the Eastside Union School District is to provide an inclusive, challenging, and innovative education in a safe, positive, and rigorous learning environment. They are committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all personal information entrusted to them. For more information about the Eastside Union School District, visit their website.

In conclusion, if you are among those potentially impacted by this data breach, it is essential to take immediate action to monitor and protect your personal information. By staying informed and proactive, you can help mitigate the risks of identity theft and fraud.

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