Massive breach discovered in Florida Virtual School database

- A massive data breach, which may put nearly 370,000 students and teachers at-risk, has just been discovered but it stretches back two years.

Florida Virtual School says that a vendor lef the door to their server open and unprotected. And now, a simple missed password could put you at risk.

Up to 368,000 students and 18,000 teachers may have had information exposed. 

A school spokesperson says that none of its financial information was exposed, but possibly names, birth dates, usernames, and passwords were.

The unauthorized access was discovered last month, but it may have happened as long as two years ago and they say it was only discovered when someone posted about the breach on an online forum about hacks. 

They say that there is no evidence any of the information is being used by anyone, but they are taking every precaution. Florida Virtual School says that they take their obligation to protect the privacy of personal information very seriously and deeply regrets the incident.

Florida Virtual School is offering a year of free identity theft monitoring to anyone who might have been hacked. This includes anyone whose information was in the system from May 2016 through last month.

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