A data breach has put 2,500 employees information at risk. An administrator in the HR department of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools received an e-mail Friday, May 6th, purportedly from the Assistant Superintendent. The communication asked for a report detailing employees payroll information and the report was sent. It was soon discovered it was a phishing scam from an identity thief and attempts to recall the e-mail failed. Bakersfield police are investigating but the Superintendent’s office says the information was only names, social security numbers and gross pay. They are providing free identity theft protection for those whose data was compromised.