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Console & Associates, P.C.: Early Reports Indicate Possible SAIS Data Breach, Up to 680k Impacted

The Southern Association of Independent Schools, Inc., also known as SAIS may have experienced a significant data breach. The association hasn’t confirmed the reports, but if the reports are true then it would mean that teachers, students, and many others would have their personal information compromised. If you’re associated with SAIS, watch your mail closely for a data breach notification letter in case they verify the leak.

There are many different risks involved with a data breach depending on the types of data leaked. If you receive your letter, read it closely to learn what kinds of information the breach exposed. Then, call our SAIS data breach lawyers at 866-778-5500 or send them an email at for legal guidance.

To learn more about the SAIS data breach, read our blog post here:

Evidence of a Possible SAIS Data Breach

While SAIS has not confirmed a data breach impacting its network, there’s good reason to believe that the organization’s data has been compromised. The information comes from, which reported on a discovery by Cybersecurity Researcher Jeremiah Fowler. During his research, he detected a database that lacked password protection and contained almost 700k records.

During Jeremiah Fowler’s examination of the database, there were various clues that it was the consequence of a non-password-protected database containing 680k records. When he looked into what that database contained, it became clear that the records were related to educational institutions. Likewise, documents within those records indicated that the records may belong to SAIS.

The breach may have been fairly recent, as the dates ranged from 2012 to 2023. These included student and teacher records, including data such as:

?      Health information

?      Background checks

?      Active shooter and lockdown notifications

?      Maps of schools

?      Budgetary information

?      Names and Social Security numbers

While has reached out to SAIS for clarification, the organization has not yet responded. If you have been associated with SAIS in recent decades, you may want to consider taking preliminary steps to protect your identity. However, the most important thing to do is to follow the case and see if SAIS validates the breach. If the organization does validate the breach, then a SAIS data breach investigation will connect the exposed documents to their owners. From there, impacted individuals will receive letters detailing what types of information have been lost and the risks they need to watch out for.

Background on the Southern Association of Independent Schools, Inc.

The Southern Association of Independent Schools, Inc. is a Georgia-based educational organization that addresses many important issues related to non-public schools across the American South and beyond. The Association encompasses more than 390 schools across 16 states, representing 227,000 students and employing more than 280 people. The organization has a duty to protect individual data and notify people promptly if a breach happened in spite of their best efforts, and shirking either of these duties can be the basis for a SAIS data breach lawsuit.

If SAIS has experienced a data breach that puts you at risk of identity theft, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. at 866-778-5500 or send us an email at to schedule a free consultation and learn more.

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Richard Console
Posted - 08/03/2023