Analysis: 9,000 Social Security Numbers Posted In Hacking
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A tech firm analysis of the hacking attack on the Clarksville-Montgomery County school district found that nearly 9,000 social security numbers were posted.
About 5,000 belonged to district employees, and the rest belonged to students.
The full names and student IDs of nearly 4,000 students were also exposed, and of those, about 1,30 also had their genders and birth dates exposed.
The affected students were born between April 1987 and September 1993.
The school district said they had gotten a call from Clarksville Police on Sunday afternoon that a 911 call had come in saying the personal data of 110,000 Clarksville-Montgomery County School system employees and student had been compromised.
A hacking group calling itself Spex Security posted the information of approximately 14,500 students and employees online on Monday.
All school system websites were shut down. The school system contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
School officials urge individuals to closely monitor their financial accounts. Police also encourage people to double check their credit reports and financial documents, and shred any document with personal information on it.