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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...

NE: E-mail spurs NECC to file libel suit

A Nebraska college is suing the unknown person or people who sent an e-mail to state officials and the news media that college officials say was intended to embarrass the school. The lawsuit filed Monday in Madison County District Court says the e-mail signed by “necc–student” complained that a Northeast Community College student was...

Additional information on the Wyndham breach

As a follow-up to the blog entry on a hack of Wyndham, a copy of their October notification sent to at least one state attorney general is now available online. That notification indicates that: In mid-September, a WHR data center administrator detected unusual activity on one of the company servers...

NY: Hackers steal 450 Social Security numbers from U. of Rochester

Meaghan M. McDermott reports: Personal information including Social Security numbers of about 450 current and former University of Rochester students was stolen by hackers this week from a UR database. According to the university, the information was taken from a non-academic student database and copied illegally to an off-campus IP address. The breach was...

Ca: Vaughan mayor wants to re-open e-mail snooping report

Caroline Grech reports: A report looking into how Mayor Linda Jackson’s e-mails ended up on the doorstep of former Mayor Michael Di Biase’s doorstep during the heated 2006 municipal election campaign has finally been made public. The report, obtained by the Vaughan Citizen, concluded the hacking of Ms Jackson’s e-mail was not due to...