Girl Scouts Hacked, 2,800 Members Notified

Girl Scouts Hacked, 2,800 Members Notified

A Girl Scouts of America branch in California was hacked, putting the data of 2,800 girls and their families at risk.

The Girl Scouts of America branch in Orange County, Calif., has reported a security breach which could potentially expose the data of 2,800 members and their families.

An unknown third-party actor gained access to an email account operated by the Girl Scouts of Orange County (GSOC) and used the account to send their own messages. The account had previously been used to arrange travel for group members, GSOC reports. As a result, the attacker may have been able to obtain personal data with their account access.

In a letter to members, Christina Salcido, vice president of mission operations for the branch, says the email account contained the names, home addresses, birthdates, insurance policy numbers, and health history of girls in the group. While the account was only compromised from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, everyone whose data could have been affected is being notified.

Further, GSOC plans to start using a secure portal for processing travel arrangements and says the emails containing members’ data have since been deleted.

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