Sweetwater Union High School District Breach - September 2022

Sweetwater Union High School District Breach

Sweetwater Union High School is the largest secondary school district in Chula Vista, California. The school works with more than 36,000 students in grades 7-12 and over 10,000 adult learners. The district includes 32 separate campuses located in San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, and Imperial Beach.

What Was the Breach?

  • Adult Student Identification Numbers
  • Date of Birth
  • First and Last Name

How Did the Breach Occur?

Adult education students at Sweetwater Union High School have access to Google Workspace accounts connected to the program. Many of the students choose not to utilize these special accounts. At the time of the breach, unauthorized users gained access to some of the unused Google Workspace accounts. The accounts had the information listed above even when not activated by the users they belong to.

When Did This Breach Occur?

The Sweetwater Union High files were accessed on September 29, 2022.

Who Does the Breach Impact?

The breach potentially impacts student learners at Sweetwater Unigh High School with unactivated Google Workspace accounts. Any users that were involved in the program and didn't complete the account setup process could have had their information exposed.

How Many Files Does the Breach Affect?

There is no specific number of student accounts that were accessed by this attack. Students with Google Workspace accounts are encouraged to change their account information and to monitor their accounts for strange activity. The risk from this attack is minimal, and it isn't believed that any financial information was made available to the attackers.

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