Hackers released a bunch of LAUSD data. What can parents and employees do?

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By releasing data stolen from the Los Angeles Unified School District onto the dark web, hackers made a bad situation worse for some LAUSD parents, students, employees and contractors.

Nevertheless, there are actions you can take to protect yourself from identity theft and other types of exploitation. And it makes sense to do them even though Los Angeles Unified Supt. Alberto Carvalho said Monday that a minimal amount of sensitive personal information was released.

“Even though there is a lot of information, very little of it is absolutely critical or confidential,” he said.

The investigation is ongoing, and about a third of the material released has yet to be examined by LAUSD. That leaves people who’ve interacted with the district guessing whether they were victimized and, if they were, what sorts of data were released. Carvalho also said the district does not yet, and may never, know how the hackers — a group that calls itself Vice Society and has claimed credit — slipped into and disabled parts of the LAUSD network.

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