Eugene School District 4J

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 11, 2012
Eugene , OR
United States
Oregon US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
16 000
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

An unauthorized person accessed confidential files that contained current and former students' personal information.  Names, Social Security numbers, Dates of birth, student ID numbers, phone numbers, students' free or reduced-price school lunch status, and addresses may have been exposed.  Eugene School District 4J's notification can be read here

UPDATE (07/12/2012): A minor was arrested for possible involvement in the breach.  It appears that the teenager may have obtained the login credentials of an employee and used them to access the computer system.  Records for approximately 16,000 current students, as well as free and reduced-price lunch records from 2007 were exposed.

UPDATE (08/25/2012): The student was released from custody and expelled by North Eugene High School.  He also posted hundreds of students' confidential information on a computer account to taunt district officials. He is on house arrest and his attorney entered not guilty pleas.