Annysa Johnson reports:
Access to data maintained by the state’s Department of Public Instruction was limited Tuesday after the state’s technology staff found vulnerabilities in coding that could have opened the data sets to hackers if exploited.
DPI spokesman Thomas McCarthy said there was no data breach. However, he said, technicians had to take down several systems and rebuild the server where the data are stored.
Some visitors to the DPI site on Tuesday were greeted with a red-lettered alert saying, “We became aware of a security issue earlier today and are currently implementing a security update.”
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