DPS employees’ personal data compromised in server breach

Denver Public Schools on Friday said it discovered two months ago that employee data was taken during a “cybersecurity incident.”

The data breach occurred between Dec. 13 and Jan. 13, when “an unauthorized actor accessed and/or took certain files” stored on the district’s computer servers. The district discovered data was taken on Jan. 4, according to a news release.

The files included personal information, such as names and Social Security numbers of current and former participants in the district’s health plan; employee fingerprints, bank account numbers, student identification numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers and more, according to the news release.

All DPS employees were affected by the incident. The district has no indications that the personal identifying information of students was accessed, DPS Chief Information Officer Dave Landy said.

DPS is Colorado’s largest school district and employs 15,000 workers.

Originally published at www.denverpost.com

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