FOLLOW-UP NOTICE OF DATA BREACH
May 28, 2020
On May 13, the ABC Unified School District publicly reported that a software data breach had occurred involving Aeries Portal, the online program allowing student and parent access to common educational records. In order to keep all ABC Aeries Portal users secure, the District revoked all Aeries Portal passwords, requiring all account holders to manually reset their passwords to regain access.
The District has since learned which ABC families were affected by the breach, and this notice serves to more fully inform those impacted of what data was compromised, the District’s response, and what families can do to further protect their information.
This notice is posted below:
NOTICE OF DATA BREACH
May 13, 2020
The District’s Information & Technology department has received notification from Aeries Software Inc, our database vendor, that the District’s student information system database was compromised through a vulnerability in the Aeries software. We are currently investigating this issue.
Until we know the extent of this possible breach, we need all ABC students and families with Aeries portal accounts to reset their passwords.
Tomorrow, May 14, 2020, an email will be sent to all ABC parent/student account holders with a link to reset their password.
Once we have more information, families impacted will be notified by the District.
Dr. Colin Sprigg
Information & Technology