Student Hacked Into Downingtown Area School District System To Gain Competitive Advantage In Water Gun Fight, Officials Say

Howard Monroe reports on what sounds like yet another hack involving Naviance. We first read about a Naviance hack by a student last week involving the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Now it’s the Downingtown Area School District in Pennsylvania, it seems.

A student prank went too far after personal information belonging to dozens of students was hacked. The data breach was first detected at the Downingtown Area School District last week.


Officials say a student used coding methods to gain access to a student portal called Naviance. The website helps students with their post-high school plans.

Read more on CBS. The report doesn’t indicate what disciplinary action the district has taken with respect to the student.

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