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MISD Student Information Possibly Compromised

A letter was sent to MISD parents warning them their personal information relating to their student, and maintained in a database by Midland ISD, may have been compromised by a recent theft.
MIDLAND -- A letter was sent to MISD parents warning them their personal information relating to their student, and maintained in a database by Midland ISD, may have been compromised by a recent theft. The notice constitutes the disclosure required under Section 521.053 of the Texas Business & Commerce Code.

On January 23, 2014, MISD was informed that a computer and an external hard drive which contained sensitive personal identifying information was stolen. A police report was immediately filed. MISD believes your student’s name, Social Security number and date of birth may have been contained within the files on the external hard drive.

At this time, MISD has no knowledge that any student’s name or personal identifying information has been accessed or misappropriated.

As part of the report to the Midland Police Department, we reported all of the names of those who could be affected. Your student’s name was included in this group reporting process. By reporting as a group, individually submitted police reports are not necessary.

The possible use of any student’s personal identifying information by unauthorized individuals may result in financial loss to your student. Please refer to the following web sites for helpful information:

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer/identity_theft.shtml

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/idtheft/idtheft2.htm

http://www.consumer.gov/section/scams-and-identity-theft


For your benefit and protection, MISD recommends you place a fraud alert on your credit line. A fraud alert tells creditors to contact you before they open any new accounts or change your existing accounts. Or, call any of one of the three major credit bureaus.
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