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About 50,000 students and employees may have had their personal info stolen. They’re getting told now.

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The South Florida Sun Sentinel
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About 50,000 students and employees are now being notified by the Broward school district that their personal data may have been breached during a ransomware attack months ago.

The school district — which initially said it was unaware of any student or personal data being compromised — confirmed that it likely did happen during an investigation in June. The district publicly announced on its website Monday that those affected were now receiving written notifications.

The district publicly disclosed for the first time Tuesday the vast extent of the breach. The school district has been secretive for months about this ransomware attack, which happened between Nov. 12, 2020, and March 6, 2021, often relying on the advice of a lawyer and public relations company it hired.

Read more from our news partner at The South Florida Sun Sentinel.