Employee information potentially compromised after cyberattack, NEISD officials say

Approximately 5,000 notifications have been sent out to current and former employees

North East ISD
North East ISD (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The North East Independent School District has sent out approximately 5,000 notifications to current and former employees after a cyberattack compromised personal information, according to district officials.

NEISD officials said an employee who handles wire transfers in the payroll department had their email hacked at the end of August.

The hacker tried to change the bank where money was being wired, but the district’s systems realized something was wrong, officials said.

NEISD said it was able to shut down the hacker without money being transferred. However, the employee who was hacked had access to other employees’ personal information.

NEISD alerted staff as a precautionary measure as they had no way of knowing whether the hacker had accessed that personal information, officials said.

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About the Author:

Emily Martin is a digital producer trainee at KSAT. She earned a journalism degree from Texas State University, where she was news director at KTSW, the campus radio station. She has also interned at KXAN and KUT in Austin.