Bloomberg Law
March 1, 2023, 9:45 PM

Hackers Leak LA Children Mental Health Records, Taunt Victims

Margi Murphy

Families of students in Los Angeles are learning this week that their kids’ medical records are appearing on the dark web thanks to a notorious ransomware crew that’s extorting academic institutions.

Kids’ medical and mental health records, in addition to 2,000 student assessments, driver’s license numbers and Social Security numbers, were published after a breach last year at the Los Angeles Unified School District, said Jack Kelanic, senior IT infrastructure administrator. The district is the second-largest in the nation, with more than 600,000 pupils in 1,000 schools.

It’s the latest development in an ongoing investigation after the hacking gang Vice Society breached ...

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