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ACPS warns community of phishing scam email after the school account is compromised

An email from Alexandria City Public Schools went out Saturday morning warning of a “Security Alert!”, but the schools later sent out another alert warning that the first email was a phishing scam.

The follow-up email said the email was the result of a compromised account.

Earlier this morning-on Sat., July 30, 2022 at 8:52 a.m.-you received a message from Alexandria City Public Schools entitled “Security Alert!.” This email message was a result of a compromised account and it was a phishing scam. It is important that you do not open the email, do not click on its links, do not reply to this message and delete it immediately.

Julia Burgos, chief of school and community relations, said the account had been compromised through the email newsletter site Mailchimp shortly after the school system switched over to a new program called ParentSquare.

Burgos said ACPS is “on top of it” and that the phishing email does not represent a major security concern. While there was no mention of the hack on ACPS social media, it was mentioned by an up-and-coming ACPS parody account.

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