Tacoma Public Schools warns about phishing emails sent to families

Tacoma Public Schools warns about phishing emails sent to families
(Tacoma Public Schools)

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma Public Schools is warning families about phishing emails that appear to be from the school district.

According to the Tacoma News Tribune, the hack sent out 37,600 phishing emails to families, parents and other people in the community Monday afternoon.

District officials said the subject line reads “Need Information” and includes a link.

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Families who received the email are urged not to click on the link and to report it.

“We have learned the web-based email platform we use was hacked. This system is outside of the TPS email system and website. We are working with the email platform to address the issue,” the district announced.

To report the email, the district advised to right-click on the email in your inbox and, depending on your email provider, click “junk,” “report” or “phishing.”