Arlington school employees notified about possible data breach

Posted Wednesday, Jun. 05, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Arlington school district employees and some former employees were notified this week that two laptops possibly containing their personal information were stolen overnight May 27 from the administration building.

District spokeswoman Leslie Johnston said Wednesday that everyone who might be affected was sent a letter with information on reducing the risk of identity theft.

But officials said the files on the laptops would be hard to access.

The “laptop containing most of the data was encrypted, which would make it unlikely that the data was exposed,” according to the letter from Assistant Superintendent Michael Hill. “The second laptop was password protected.”

Johnston said, “We’re recommending that people place a fraud alert on their credit file by contacting one of the three major credit bureaus.”

Patrick M. Walker, 682-232-4674 Twitter: @patrickmwalker1

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