Education Sector

2 students accused of hacking into Pflugerville ISD computers

Two students admit they hacked into Pflugerville ISD school computers and got access to sensitive information, according to an arrest affidavit. Police says Joshua Cook and Kelton Gilmore, both 18, got a hold of security passwords, alarm codes, personal staff information as well as tests. On Dec. 4, Nelson Coulter, principal of Hendrickson High...

MO: Students’ information leaked

Didi Tang reports: Sensitive personal information — including Social Security numbers — for 565 foreign students at MSU was leaked this month when a university office sent an e-mail message with the data inadvertently attached. The school is investigating the incident and will contact all international students, offering answers and options to guard against...

TN: Howard Student Investigated for Identity Theft

David Carroll reports: A Howard High School student is being investigated on several counts of identity theft, according to officials from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Chattanooga Police Department. The student, reportedly a 15-year-old male, has been the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Fraud Department in Chattanooga and School Resource...

OR: Stolen laptop creates a stir at Southwestern

Erica Rush reports: The privacy of hundreds of community college students is put at risk, after someone steals a laptop computer from the campus at Southwestern Oregon Community College. The school issued a press release on Friday stating that a new computer that contained student records for approximately 200 current and former students at...

PA: Police: School data hacked, grades altered

Pottsville police anticipate filing charges against one or more computer hackers who unlawfully made changes to an online grading system used by Pottsville Area School District. “You had some people who hacked into a school-functioned, online site and found ways to change data that was put in there,” Pottsville police Capt. Ronald J. Moser...