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(ABC7 Los Angeles)   If you're a Los Angeles student, your Permanent Record wanted to be free   (abc7.com) divider line
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2982 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Oct 2022 at 3:05 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-03 3:10:08 PM  
Kiss Off
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2022-10-03 3:10:31 PM  
If it is meant to be it will come back to you
 
2022-10-03 3:12:13 PM  
How do u use pcs
 
2022-10-03 3:15:11 PM  
I'm sure that hot line idea will work out well. But I approve of never paying these data hackers. Keep your data more secure, and pay twice the ransom demand for the hot line and the people who answer it.
 
2022-10-03 3:17:52 PM  

WastrelWay: I'm sure that hot line idea will work out well. But I approve of never paying these data hackers. Keep your data more secure, and pay twice the ransom demand for the hot line and the people who answer it.


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2022-10-03 3:18:31 PM  
My rational, conscious, logical mind knew already that these hackers were scum of the lowest sort. But my irrational, subconscious, lizard brain was most offended that they released the data a day earlier than they promised.
 
2022-10-03 3:19:24 PM  
So, there's a shiatload of people who are going to get their credit ruined? Hmm. Maybe instead of having to ask the credit agencies to lock your credit, that should be the default. Wouldn't that severely hamper identity theft?
 
2022-10-03 3:21:14 PM  
Now we'll all know about that time you picked up a dog by the hind legs and pushed it around like a wheelbarrow.
 
2022-10-03 3:29:57 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: So, there's a shiatload of people who are going to get their credit ruined? Hmm. Maybe instead of having to ask the credit agencies to lock your credit, that should be the default. Wouldn't that severely hamper identity theft?


It sure helped locking it up after Equifax vomited out most living Americans' personal information back in 2017.  Once I locked the Equifax side, my soft pulls went from 26 to zero.  A better solution would have been to slab Equifax HQ and lock the board of directors up for life, but we get this instead.
 
2022-10-03 3:34:00 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: So, there's a shiatload of people who are going to get their credit ruined? Hmm. Maybe instead of having to ask the credit agencies to lock your credit, that should be the default. Wouldn't that severely hamper identity theft?


Depends on the nature of the data, and the article doesn't say what was accessed/released. Was it student data or employee data? Were names/birthdates/SSNs compromised?
 
2022-10-03 3:36:17 PM  

Lish: Natalie Portmanteau: So, there's a shiatload of people who are going to get their credit ruined? Hmm. Maybe instead of having to ask the credit agencies to lock your credit, that should be the default. Wouldn't that severely hamper identity theft?

Depends on the nature of the data, and the article doesn't say what was accessed/released. Was it student data or employee data? Were names/birthdates/SSNs compromised?


Last night, they said SSNs, but they didn't say for who (students, teachers, contractors, etc). They knew for awhile that the most activity was around the facilities systems, which has billing/payroll/etc for janitors, maintenance, etc.
 
2022-10-03 3:36:31 PM  
I'm just worried about the dangers it's going to face on the mean streets of LA. I give it 48 hours before it turns to heroin and prostitution to make ends meet...
 
2022-10-03 3:38:35 PM  

Lish: Natalie Portmanteau: So, there's a shiatload of people who are going to get their credit ruined? Hmm. Maybe instead of having to ask the credit agencies to lock your credit, that should be the default. Wouldn't that severely hamper identity theft?

Depends on the nature of the data, and the article doesn't say what was accessed/released. Was it student data or employee data? Were names/birthdates/SSNs compromised?


You better believe they got the SS numbers:

The ransomware attack against the Los Angeles Unified School District just got worse. TechCrunch reports the group that took credit for the heist, Vice Society, has published a 500GB data cache from the early September breach. The collection includes extremely sensitive details like Social Security numbers, bank account info and health data that extends to students' psychological profiles.
 
2022-10-03 3:40:00 PM  
Somehow I doubt the LAUSD is the best choice for extortionists.

They can barely pay their teachers...
 
2022-10-03 3:56:38 PM  
In typical American fashion, the only possible solution to this problem is credit monitoring.
 
2022-10-03 3:57:03 PM  

bughunter: Somehow I doubt the LAUSD is the best choice for extortionists.

They can barely pay their teachers...


Jesus, this. I'm sure they thought 'California has lots of money, they will pay'.

CSB/
I work for a smallish but succsesfull corporation in Los Angeles.  We got hacked about six years ago, locked us out of everything on our servers (thanks to one idiot who liked to play online sexy games, we found out later) and they only demanded 20k to unlock everything. Owner still somehow got them to do it for 10k.
 
2022-10-03 4:03:39 PM  
Oh no!

Now they can figure out the name of my first grade teacher and the street I grew up on!
 
2022-10-03 4:20:19 PM  
thank goodness they had an live, on location reporter.  her standing in that nondescript parking lot really was critical to me understanding what happened.
 
2022-10-03 4:30:11 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: [YouTube video: Kiss Off]


Oh yeah?  Well did I mention that I'm actually impressed?

This song is the first thing that pops in my head when I hear "permanent record".

/you win the day good sir!
//get lots of weird looks playing VF when my boys are around
/// I forgot what 9 was for
 
2022-10-03 5:23:29 PM  
A...er... very close acquaintance of mine is with LAUSD. We're very worried. I really want to see how much of her data got out there. All I've read is "it's been posted to the "Dark Web Ooga Booga".

Can someone help a fellow farker out as to where this data is so we can see how much of our shiat is out there? I wouldn't have the first clue.
 
2022-10-03 5:28:57 PM  
I'm enjoying some of the other articles regarding this story.  Folks who (supposedly) used to work for the SD are coming out of the woodwork with some very interesting details about how bad things were/are there regarding the cybersecurity.  I know that doesn't surprise most people, but the level of detail that these folks are providing is absolutely amazing.  If even 10% of it is true, they got lucky that the hackers only got 500GB of data.
 
2022-10-03 5:37:23 PM  
My friend is a LA teacher so this is hiatting her hard.  Not because she has digital demons but because of Social Security numbers getting out, pay, reviews, etc. Or she might be an alien.

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2022-10-03 5:39:18 PM  

bughunter: Somehow I doubt the LAUSD is the best choice for extortionists.

They can barely pay their teachers...


They already spend it on ipads
 
2022-10-03 5:45:02 PM  
Pay us money or we'll punish people not directly involved in this transaction isn't as effective a threat when it's a cash-strapped school district versus a retail corporation, you know?
 
2022-10-03 6:05:51 PM  

Exile On Beale Street: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/iFdVOi3f3xk]


Practically a Pavlovian Bell for us Ex'ers every time we see those two words.
 
2022-10-03 6:36:30 PM  
It sounds like they got some or all of the Misis database. Which contains student names ss numbers a wide variety of personal information including addresses and evaluations.
 
2022-10-03 7:12:41 PM  

DigitalDirt: My friend is a LA teacher so this is hiatting her hard.  Not because she has digital demons but because of Social Security numbers getting out, pay, reviews, etc. Or she might be an alien.

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UCSB; I was there for the filming of that scene, AND my 'personal data' was swept up in that North Korean Sony Hack over "The Interview", and it looks like my niece's private records are part of this LAUSD Mess, so I'm not getting a kick outta these replies, still beats a Corillian Death Ray tho, so that's nice.
 
2022-10-03 9:19:42 PM  
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2022-10-04 2:52:05 PM  
Why not just flood the web with fake records?
 
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