Education Sector

PA: Students Charged With Grade Changing Scheme

Police in eastern Pennsylvania have charged five college students and a high school student in an alleged scheme to illegally access an online system to change high school grades. Pottsville police allege that the students used a teacher’s password to gain access to Classroll.com, an online classroom assessment and instructional management system. Authorities allege...

Academic records inadvertently released

Tyler O’Neil reports: The presidents of Drake’s eight Greek fraternities were surprised to receive an e-mail in late January from the director of fraternity and sorority life with the grades of every fraternity man at Drake listed in an Excel spreadsheet. Drake’s four sorority presidents received similar e-mails with the complete listing of every...

Woman Sentenced For Unlawful Access To Stored Communications.

This was a January 12th press release that never got picked up in my usual searches… United States Attorney Karen P. Hewitt announced that today Tina Kafka pled guilty and was sentenced in federal court in San Diego by United States District Judge M. James Lorenz to serve two years of probation, and a...

IN: Social Security numbers leaked

Allison Suer reports: The Social Security numbers of 19 special events employees were leaked in an e-mail sent by another Ball State employee on Jan. 27, Tony Proudfoot, associate vice president for marketing and communications, said in a press release. The incident occurred because the 19 special events employees mistakenly put their Social Security...

TX: Irving ISD Employees Victims of ID Theft

Seema Mathur reports: Some 50 Irving Independent School District employees have had their identity information stolen. Police are calling the crime a serious case of identity theft. According to Irving police, detailed information such as social security numbers and birth dates were taken. According to police, Mercado is one of more than 50...