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Data Breach at Public Schools in Frederick County Maryland

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Officials with Frederick County Public Schools say about 1,000 former students are affected by a pre-2010 data breach that was discovered in September.

Schools spokesman Michael Raymond Doerrer said in an email Tuesday that students who attended county public schools between November 2005 and November 2006 were affected. He says the data includes names, Social Security number, and date of birth.

The breach was brought to the school system's attention by a former student who found his data on a website.

Doerrer says the school system notified the FBI as soon as it learned of the data breach, and has been working with state law enforcement and technology officials.

Frederick County Public Schools will notify the former students who were affected.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.