REDMOND, OR -- Redmond School District officials know employees are frustrated by the data breach, discovered this week. Superintendent Mike McIntosh says to his knowledge, no one has experienced any fraud from the incident. But, he warns people to remain vigilant. "This one hit home; it's very close to home. And, it certainly has an immediate and personal impact on our employees. So, I would say the reaction has been that of alarm. We've tried to minimize the panic, while at the same time not underestimating its emotional impact on people."
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McIntosh says the best thing people can do now is check their credit to make sure more damage isn't done. "This should be a wake-up call for all of us, that we're maybe less prepared than we should have been for such an act. Also, reminding folks that no matter what you have in place, it won't prevent it; it will only help you recover from it. Those are big lessons, but I think they're valuable ones."
He says the district is considering providing credit monitoring services for employees.