Thames Valley District hacker: “I did it to prove to people that their information isn’t as secure as they think”

Norman De Bono updates the story on the Thames Valley District hack:

The board’s student portal was hacked, and Facebook quickly became rife with reports it was the work of a 16-year-old, Lucan-area student in Grade 11 at Medway high school in Arva.

In Facebook message exchanges, someone purporting to be the youth said he did it to teach the board a lesson.

“I did it to prove to people that their information isn’t as secure as they think, and so they should use different passwords for things, and to get the message across that the website was insecure, because the teachers sure didn’t listen to me,” said one exchange. “I have no problem with people knowing that.”

The purported hacker also said he’s been suspended indefinitely by the board.

Read more in the London Free Press.

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