No Child Left Inside Site Shut Down; Investigation Pending
Amanda Falcone reports from Connecticut:
The state Department of Environmental Protection has ordered its contractor to shut down nochildleftinside.org because someone hacked into the web site.
The web site is associated with the state’s No Child Left Inside initiative, which was established to encourage families to enjoy the outdoors, and it is a place where families can register for the Great Park Pursuit program, a seven-week family contest that is part of the initiative.
Because the Great Park Pursuit program is free, there is no record of financial information or social security numbers on the web site, but information like names, addresses and phone numbers is collected, said DEP Spokesman Dennis Schain.
Families who signed up for the program were notified of the breach.
The DEP is working with law enforcement officials, other state agencies and the Pita Group, of Rocky Hill, which operates the web site, to determine the extent of the breach, and the site will be shut down during the investigation, Schain said, adding that the DEP also shut down Facebook and Twitter accounts associated with No Child Left Inside.
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