IL: Plainfield Schools Job Application Website Hacked (updated)

Shannon Antinori reports:

Anyone who applied online for a job in District 202 over the last few years got a nasty surprise on Saturday, after a hacker breached security on a website used by the district for employment applications.


Hernandez said District 202 officials have been in touch with the company that owns the website,

The website was shut down early Saturday evening, according to a message sent out by the district Saturday night. Hernandez said school district officials are still working with the company to determine exactly how much information was compromised.

“What I can say with certainty is that it did not gather [social security numbers] because we don’t ask for that on job applications,” he said.


Update:  Arrest made.

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  1. gman - October 25, 2012

    I am glad they are keeping our stuff “so secure” that a fairly computer savvy kid was able to get into the servers with the passwords. Real experts, yet they are telling us “there is no evidence user data was compromised”. Well, there is no evidence to the contrary either.

  2. plaincit - October 25, 2012

    The fact that the districts server had been so unsafe speaks for itself. Based on their negligence and inability to run a reasonable safe system I have no confidence in the comments stating that “there is no evidence that user data was taken”.

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