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Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) is calling on the Department of Education to bolster student privacy protections after hackers released thousands of children’s personal information online.
In a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, Blackburn implored Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to address a recent wave of cyberattacks that put children as young as five at risk of identity theft. Hackers have breached more than 1,200 schools in 2021, publishing the data they obtained on “dark web” sites that cannot be accessed from a search in a browser and are often used by criminals. Blackburn called the hacks “extremely distressing.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Hackers used personal information from a school breach in Toledo, Ohio, to take out credit cards with children’s identities. Experts warn such hacks could ruin kids’ credit scores years before they are old enough to realize. Hackers also accessed personal information, like whether students were homeless, qualified for at-school lunch, or were dyslexic.
Some experts have warned that remote learning is creating a new risk with regards to children’s personal date.
NBC News has reported that multiple groups of hackers have published students’ Social Security numbers, birthdays, and report cards, and targeted schools were not even aware of the breach in many instances.
Big tech does not care about you or your children, they only care about you and your children’s data.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 20, 2021
In one incident, hackers used the SS numbers of students at a Toledo school to take out new credit cards.
The practice could ruin the credit scores of students years before they even use credit cards.https://t.co/5crSjKqPBA
— santi ruiz (@rSanti97) September 20, 2021
Sen. Marsha Blackburn is calling on the Department of Education to bolster student privacy protections after hackers released thousands of children’s personal information online.
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) September 20, 2021
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