The Novato Unified School District is a cluster of schools surrounding Novato, California. The entire district includes 15 separate schools and more than 7,400 students. Over 800 individuals are employed within the district overall.
There currently isn't information about what data was compromised due to this Novato Unified School District data breach. We only know that several email addresses were compromised and that the emails may have contained sensitive information about school employees, students, or parents of students within the district.
An unknown individual gained access to the email account assigned to Arezu Iranipour by way of a phishing attack. After that initial email was compromised, it was used in an attempt to gain access to additional emails within the school district. Additional phishing emails were sent out to employee emails within the district.
This Novato Unified School District phishing breach occurred on September 20, 2022. The original email was compromised at this time, and additional emails were compromised later on through the same method of attack.
This Novato District breach impacts employees of the district as well as potential students and parents that had personal information contained within the emails of any of the compromised addresses.
There isn't a count for the number of Novato District files that were accessed during this attack. There is only information about the original email that was compromised and additional emails suspected of being compromised as well. Anyone that receives a notification about this attack should take steps to secure their email address.