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9000 Social Security Names Were Released From School


This story is straight from the Channel 5 News station in Nashville TN http://www.newschannel5.com/story/18775033/analysis-9000-social-security-numbers-posted-in-hacking

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A tech firm analysis of the hacking attack on the Clarksville-Montgomery County school district found that nearly 9,000 social security numbers were posted.

About 5,000 belonged to district employees, and the rest belonged to students.

The full names and student IDs of nearly 4,000 students were also exposed, and of those, about 1,30 also had their genders and birth dates exposed.

The affected students were born between April 1987 and September 1993.

The school district said they had gotten a call from Clarksville Police on Sunday afternoon that a 911 call had come in saying the personal data of 110,000 Clarksville-Montgomery County School system employees and student had been compromised.

A hacking group calling itself Spex Security posted the information of approximately 14,500 students and employees online on Monday.

All school system websites were shut down. The school system contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

School officials urge individuals to closely monitor their financial accounts. Police also encourage people to double check their credit reports and financial documents, and shred any document with personal information on it.

This is a follow up story from the Clarksville school investigation that has been ongoing that I first reported on in my blog so I have ping back to that story… Sadly I am not making this up and have documented my story with the actual report included for viewing.

Please check your own school system and how protected your children and information really are.  They are not certain just how many years back this group went back and obtained information.  This is all that they published not how much information that they have.


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Another Threat Follow Up Posting


Day Two of Reporting on Incidents happening across our state…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Nashville Electric Service has issued a warning to its customers about a possible multi-state scam.

In a release on Tuesday, NES officials said that they have been notified of a scam directed at utility customers. Officials said that scammers ask customers for personal information, such as Social Security numbers and then tell the customers they’ve been approved for special funding that will foot their bill.

According to officials victims of the scam have been reported in California, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas and Florida.

“Although we are not aware of any NES customers who have been contacted by this scam, we want to make our customers aware of potential issues so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft and fraudulent activities,” said Teresa Corlew, NES VP & Chief Customer Care Officer.

NES said that employees of NES never ask customers for personal information such as bank accounts or social security numbers.

The Nashville Electric Service warned customers to be vigilant about protecting their personal information. Anyone with questions about the scam should contact NES Customer Relations at (615) 736-6900.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/18771880/nashville-electric-warns-of-scam

What happened to being able to tracing these back…was that only in the movies?

Let’s hope that these incidents end soon… some elderly have to choose between tv and medications…they have no idea.

Tammye Green


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Funny Hubby


The other evening my hubby came running into my office with a landmark discovery…he was holding the unopened can of Fancy Feast Cat Food which his sister had left for her run away cat so I thought he was going to comment about the cat opening the can…wrong!

To me one is silver one is gold

I continued to listen about how amazing it was that the cans were identical.  He was truly upset that an elderly person could easily not distinguish between the two late at night and possibly be eating the wrong can.

Hmmmm

Just had to share this nutty pic of him with you as he is still concerned about the problems with the manufacturing of the cans and the elderly safety…..

Have a great day…

Tammye Honey