TX: 2 Birdville students hack into school district’s network

Yesterday, it was the school district in El Paso. Today, it’s Birdville reporting a breach. Jessamy Brown reports:

Two students from Birdville schools hacked into a school district network server and accessed a file with 14,500 student names and social security numbers, a Birdville spokesman said Thursday.

Birdville superintendent Darrell Brown on Thursday mailed a letter to families of all students in the file from the 2008-2009 school year.

The security breach discovered on Tuesday involved a network server that was no longer in use. The file has been removed and the server is no longer operational, said Mark Thomas, Birdville spokesman.

The students, a junior and senior, face discipline from the school district. Birdville officials are working with Haltom City police, who will decide whether criminal charges are warranted, Thomas said.

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