Impostor gets W-2 info for 1,300 school district workers

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A phishing scam has allowed an impostor to receive sensitive information about all 1,300 employees with Groton (GRAH’-tuhn) Public Schools.

Superintendent Michael Graner says someone pretending to be him sent an email to the business office on Wednesday requesting information on personnel W-2 forms. The email was not sent from Graner’s account.

The Day reports the office sent the information and later realized its mistake when a worker mentioned the unusual request to her husband, who works in cybersecurity for the government.

Multiple workers were involved in the breach.

Graner says he’s been told authorities suspect the email came from overseas and was sent to hundreds of school districts.

The IRS is sending an agent to speak to school employees on Friday afternoon.

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