3,000 members of the GSOC (Girl Scouts of Orange County), California received an alarming letter from Christina Salcido, vice president of mission operations, last month. Thankfully, there was nothing wrong with the famous Girl Scout cookies. Unfortunately, cyber criminals hacked a GSOC email account that stored emails containing personal information sent by members.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying everyone whose email was in this email account,” Salcido wrote.
Girl Scouts response
The attack targeted the GSOC email account used for travel. The organization informed members that criminal hackers could have obtained their names, email addresses, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, health insurance information, and addresses.
GSOC reported the breach to the California Attorney General’s office, is implementing extra cybersecurity measures, and supplied information on credit monitoring to those whose accounts were breached.
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