As reported at the Los Angeles Times, "The personal information of San Diego Unified students, former students and employees may have been compromised in a data breach that officials believe happened in January, the school district said Friday.
The breach could affect as many as 500,000 students who attended San Diego Unified schools as far back as the 2008-09 school year, officials said.
The breach may have included information about students and staff such as addresses and dates of birth, discipline, health, scheduling and grade information, according to an email sent to school families on Friday. Social Security numbers were also affected.
About 50 staff members’ accounts are known to have been compromised and have been reset, according to the district.
“The San Diego Unified School District has taken the steps necessary to eliminate the threat to your personal data and implement improvements to prevent such unauthorized access from happening again,” the district said in the email."