Girl Scouts Hacked: 2,800 Members Impacted

Girl Scouts Hacked: 2,800 Members Impacted

The Girl Scouts of Orange County have been involved in an email hack.

An email have affecting the Girl Scouts of Orange County, Calif. may have compromised the personal data of 2,800 members including names, addresses, insurance policy numbers and medical histories. 

An official email account used by the organization was recently hacked, prompting the group to notify nearly 3,000 members who may have been affected, The Los Angeles Times reported last week. The breached around was used by the group for travel purposes, and the hack could have compromised messages dating back to 2014, including correspondence containing personal data ranging from contact information to medical histories.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying everyone whose email was in this email account," Christina Salcido, Vice President of mission operations for Girl Scouts of Orange County, said in the notice.

Out of the 2,800 email addresses on the account, only 300 or fewer had sensitive information inclosed in the emails, according to Elizabeth Fairchild, a spokesperson for the group said.

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