The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education is the head of educational affairs in San Luis Obispo, a city in California. The city has a population of approximately 47,000, and many of those individuals have data stored with the education office. That's why it's worrisome that attackers attempted to steal data from the office in a recent breach.
There isn't evidence that any personal information was leaked in this breach attempt. The office disconnected its servers once it identified the breach attempt and began protecting itself carefully.
We don't know the specifics by the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education suffered from a direct attack by hackers attempting to access its file systems. The attacker wasn't able to get any personal information from the attack, according to an expert investigation, but the breach is still a concern.
The attempted data breach occurred at the beginning of June 2023. The attack was short-lived and didn't result in any harmful data being extracted, or at least that's the current belief.
This data breach doesn't impact any California residents currently. The SLO County Office of Education is increasing its security measures and making its employees aware that a breach is possible. Phishing attacks are a real risk as well, and employees are being informed and trained about how to avoid these issues.
We don't believe any personal documents were taken during this breach, but we don't have information about the number of total files, if any, that were taken when the hackers tried to get into the office's files.