Thousands may be victim to LCS data breach

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Published: Mar. 12, 2018 at 3:37 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

March 12, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Leon County Schools has launched an internal investigation after being targeted by a data breach.

LCS says the breach happened with a third-party vendor, Florida Virtual School, and involved certain staff and student personal information from 2013. LCS says FLVS has also indicated that other records of teachers and students may have been breached from May 2016 to February 2018.

The school system says some current and former teachers' social security numbers "were compromised," and says they have launched an internal investigation and have contacted the FDLE, who also has opened an investigation.

LCS says FLVS has reached out to the FBI to conduct an investigation.

The LCS press release can be read below: