Provo City School District warning employees of data breach

Posted at 12:34 PM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 15:25:06-04

PROVO, Utah – The Provo City School District  is warning its employees about a data breach.

Authorities said student records have not been compromised.

Officials said they discovered a “phishing” attack Monday which allowed access to an employee’s email account.

That employee’s email account contained files with “sensitive, personal identification information” of some of the employees.

The Provo district said the personal information of about 1,400 employees could be compromised.

School officials said they don’t know if those files have been compromised.

The district is working with law enforcement and the IT department to determine the scope of the breach.

According to the district, the issues that allowed the breach have been identified and corrected.

The district said employees affected are being individually notified .

Officials are encouraging those who are concerned to take a few extra steps to help keep personal information from being abused.

  • Closely monitor all existing accounts (banks, credit cards, retirement, insurance, etc.) and promptly notify their provider of any fraudulent or suspicious charges or other changes.
  • Consider placing a fraud alert and/or credit or security freeze with credit agencies, which makes it more difficult for identity thieves to open new credit accounts in their name.
  • To place a fraud alert or credit freeze, the nationwide credit reporting companies will need to be contacted: