As hackers increasingly target schools in New Jersey and across the U.S., the employees of the Bridgewater-Raritan district are the latest victims.
School officials confirm an “unauthorized actor” was able to gain access to employee’s insurance enrollment information, including social security numbers.
In a letter posted on the district website, school officials say suspicious activity was first detected on its computer network on Dec. 12. An external cybersecurity firm determined data containing the personal information of school employees, as well others enrolled in the health benefits plan, had been accessed.
Letters did not go out to those potentially effected until over a month later, on Jan. 27.
The district is paying for free monitoring services and has set up a call center to answer any questions.