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Lodi, CA – Lodi Unified School District (“the District”) has become aware of a data incident that may have impacted individuals’ information.

On October 3, 2021, the District experienced a network disruption that impacted its ability to access certain District files and systems. The District immediately began an investigation, which included working with third-party specialists to determine the full nature and scope of the activity. The District’s investigation was able to determine that certain segments of the District’s network were accessed during the incident. Therefore, in an abundance of caution, the District conducted a review of the contents of the potentially impacted network locations to determine the type of information contained therein and to whom the information related.

On October 13, 2021, the investigation confirmed that a limited amount of information may have been accessed during this incident. Therefore, the District immediately undertook a thorough review of its systems to identify potentially affected individuals and any information that may have been at-risk as a result of the incident. Although there is no evidence to suggest actual or attempted misuse of information as a result of this incident, on November 5, 2021, the District provided written notification to current and former staff members with sensitive information contained within the network. Our investigation continued and identified other discrete populations of individuals with sensitive information potentially impacted. Those individuals were also provided with written notification.

The types of information that could be potentially impacted varies by individual but includes name and one or more of the following data elements: Social Security number, driver’s license number, CA identification card number, tax identification number, passport number, military identification number, or other unique identification number used on a government document, account number or credit or debit card number, medical information, or username or email address in combination with a password or security question and answer that would permit access to an online account. Please note that student Social Security numbers were not impacted by this incident.

In response to this incident, the District changed account passwords and is implementing additional security measures. In an abundance of caution, the District is offering potentially impacted individuals access to credit monitoring and identity protection services.

To obtain more information about this incident, please contact the District’s dedicated assistance line at 855-675-3119, Monday through Friday (except U.S. holidays), from 6 am- 6 pm PST. Individuals may also write to the District at 1305 E. Vine Street Lodi, CA 95240.

Individuals are encouraged to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing credit reports/account statements and explanation of benefits forms for suspicious activity and to detect errors.

In addition, the District has notified the FBI and any applicable state regulators of this incident.

Lodi Unified School District deeply regrets any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause. Please contact the call with questions.

Media Contact: Chelsea Vongehr, Public Information Officer
Name: Chelsea Vongehr, Public Information Officer
Email / Phone number: (209) 331-8043 cvongehr@lodiusd.net

/PRNewswire — Jan. 14, 2022/

SOURCE Lodi Unified School District


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