MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Public Schools on Friday notified parents that hackers who stole district data in a recent system breach released that information onto the dark web, where users are untraceable.
The latest letter comes nearly three weeks after MPS first sent out an alert about an “encryption event.”
“We are working with cybersecurity specialists to quickly and securely download the data so that we can conduct an in-depth comprehensive review to determine the full scope of what personal information was impacted,” it reads. The district says it will contact people directly if they are impacted.
But cybersecurity experts warn that anyone associated with the district—current and former students, parents, staff and vendors—should assume they have been compromised until they’ve been told otherwise, and take action to protect themselves.