Chesapeake Public Schools notify employees of possible data breach

Posted at 8:41 AM, Dec 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 08:49:46-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Public Schools has experienced a potential data breach after an employee’s laptop was stolen.

Schools officials say the laptop was password protected. There is no information that the data loss has affected anyone.

The information on the laptop included names, social security numbers and bank account numbers of some past and present Chesapeake Public Schools employees.

According to Chesapeake Public Schools, 10,827 employees could be affected. All of those employees have been notified and have received an offer of free protective services.

“In response to this incident, we have taken prompt, extensive and effective remedial action, even though we have no information indicating that the potential data loss has affected anyone, and we are continuing to closely monitor the situation,” said Kellie Goral, the spokesperson for Chesapeake Public Schools.