Rebecca Harshbarger andYoav Gonen report:
It was a technical foul.
Hackers accessed the personal information of more than 2,400 Brooklyn Tech HS students and posted it on the school’s Web site, The Post has learned.
The startling security breach put students’ names, addresses and birth dates — and, in many cases, their Social Security numbers and citizenship status — in the public domain, Department of Education officials said.
It was at least the third hack attack this year on the Fort Greene school’s Web site but the first to expose students to potential harm.
Education officials said that, in January, an assistant principal uploaded students’ PSAT scores — along with their personal information — to a Web site that is used by teachers in the English department and not password protected.
Someone accessed the data and posted it to the regular school Web site.
The posted data comprised 2,416 names, 2,416 home addresses and 103 Social Security numbers.
Read more in the New York Post.