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Clark County School District Addresses Recent Cybersecurity Incident

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, October 17, 2023 4:27 pm

LAS VEGAS – The Clark County School District (CCSD) has made a public announcement regarding a recent cybersecurity incident that allowed an “unauthorized party” to access personal information of certain students, parents, and employees.

The district’s cybersecurity breach was first detected on October 5 and was related to its email environment. Upon discovery, CCSD promptly initiated an investigation with a team of forensic experts to assess the situation and secure its email system. The district is also collaborating with law enforcement to assist in their investigation.

According to a statement released by CCSD, the ongoing investigation suggests that the cyber attacker gained access to “limited personal information.” However, specific details about the nature of this information were not provided.

CCSD has taken steps to notify affected individuals about the incident. Those identified by CCSD will receive notification letters via first-class mail, outlining recommended actions to safeguard their information. As of now, no reports of identity theft connected to this breach have been received by CCSD.

The State of Nevada has offered resources and materials for individuals concerned about potential identity theft resulting from this incident. CCSD continues to work diligently to ensure data security and protect the affected individuals’ privacy.

Please check with CCSD for updates and further information regarding this cybersecurity incident.

Credits: Fox 5 Vegas

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