Thousands of K-12 Students’ Information Breached

Senator Blackburn calls on the Department of Education to do something about identity theft risks.

Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee has requested the U.S. Department of Education enhance student privacy protections after hackers posted the personal information of thousands of K-12 students to the dark web. Many targeted schools have not been aware that several groups of hackers have breached students’ records and subsequently published those Social Security numbers, birthdates, and report cards online.

A statement by Senator Blackburn’s office said that she “implored Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to address a recent wave of cyberattacks that put children as young as five at risk of identity theft. Hackers have breached more than 1,200 schools in 2021, publishing the data they obtained on ‘dark web’ sites that cannot be accessed from a search in a browser and are often used by criminals.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Blackburn as she seeks to protect the identities and privacy of minors.
  • For Education Secretary Cardona to be responsive to the need for increased information security.
  • For K-12 schools to recognize the necessity and place protections around students’ identities.

Sources: Washington Free Beacon,


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