80,000 Individuals Had Their Personal Info Stolen by Former CPS Employee

Around 80,000 Chicago Public Schools volunteers, employees, and vendors had their personal information stolen in a security incident involving a former CPS worker, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.

According to CPS Chief Operating Officer Arnie Rivera, the school district discovered the data breach incident on October 31, one day after the data was stolen by former employee Kristi Sims.

The files were recovered after Chicago police officers were able to apprehend the snatched data following the execution of a search warrant issued to the name of Kristi Sims, former CPS administrative tasks contractor for the Office of Safety and Security.

As reported by Chicago Sun-Times, the files Krims allegedly stole contained "names, employee ID numbers, phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, criminal arrest histories and DCFS findings.

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