‘They pretty much had access to everything’: WFAA reveals the masterminds behind last year’s Dallas ISD cyber breach. And it’s not who you think.

Tanya Eiserer and Jason Trahan report:

The email arrived just after midnight on a Sunday last August.

Addressed to Dallas Independent School District trustees and other top officials, the anonymous authors said the district had been the victim of a massive cyberbreach.

They claimed to have access and downloaded huge amounts of student grade information, as well as confidential sensitive information of employees, students and parents going back two decades. They also claimed to have accessed computer vulnerability reports the district stored on its servers.

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What the district didn’t tell the public was that masterminds able to breach the computer systems of one of the country’s largest school districts was actually … two students.

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