Trevor Howell reports that the Calgary Board of Education is investigating a reported data security breach:
“This claim is being actively investigated,” said the CBE. “We are also complying with all of our obligations under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.”
The board, which has been hit with significant privacy breaches in recent years, did not provide further details but said the person making the allegations “may be seeking notoriety and publicity for his/her actions.”
In an e-mail to local media earlier this week, an individual said he or she had repeatedly accessed CBE websites and obtained email addresses, student grades and other personal information.
Read more on Calgary Herald.
And so what if the person is seeking notoriety or publicity? That’s what a lot of these hackers seek, and it should not deflect from the main question as to whether the board of education’s infosecurity is adequate or not.
Would the board of education have even known it had a breach if they hadn’t been told and the media alerted?