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PAUSD student data exposed in Schoolzilla data breach

So we’re beginning to learn a bit more about the Schoolzilla data breach that MacKeeper Security Research Center’s Chris Vickery reported yesterday. Chris had reported that 1.3 million students had their data in the misconfigured Amazon bucket, but he couldn’t be more specific as to where these students came from as he deleted the data when he realized he was dealing with minors. Schoolzilla disclosed the incidenton April 12, shortly after Vickery first alerted them.

Today, the Palo Alto Weekly reports that 14,000 of their students had data accessed by Vickery:

The names, addresses, birth dates and test scores of 14,000 current and former students in the Palo Alto school district were accessed by a well-known computer security researcher targeting a former vendor of the district, the school district announced in a message to parents Thursday afternoon.The data included Social Security numbers for other students, but not in Palo Alto Unified, according to the district....(continued)
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