Blackboard Bungle: 2 Lake Braddock students stole passwords, erased school data

Emma Brown reports:


Two Fairfax County middle-school students used stolen passwords to wreak havoc with a school software application used countywide by thousands of teachers, students and parents, according to authorities.


An investigation led to the two boys, who had apparently obtained the passwords of a fellow student and 17 teachers, Luftglass said. Officials don’t know how the boys got the passwords, but there is no evidence that they hacked into the Blackboard software or exploited a security loophole, she said.

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