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Bloomington School District Offering Credit Monitoring Services after Hacking

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February 13, 2017 08:16 PM

The Bloomington School District is working to offer free credit monitoring services to employees after hackers stole their personal and financial information.

District officials told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the hacking resulted from human error. Hackers sent what appeared to be an official email from an employee of the district asking for tax information.

“It is intended to file fraudulent tax returns,” Rick Kaufman of the Bloomington School District said about the phishing scheme that resulted in the hacking. “So we are encouraging employees to take those precautionary steps as soon as possible.”

An employee gave away information after the email was sent, the district said. Employees who worked for the district in 2016 could be affected by the hacking.

The district said it has contacted the FBI and state officials regarding the incident.

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