WA: Teacher Passwords Stolen, Grades Hacked At 3 Seattle High Schools
Someone has stolen teacher passwords and changed grades in a Seattle Public Schools computer system, the district said in an email to teachers obtained Thursday by KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.
The district’s IT staff found the theft of network login passwords “appears to have been going on for the last few weeks, possibly longer,” the email said, adding that “we are aware of this happening at these schools: Ballard, Ingraham, and Sealth. However, all schools and teachers are at risk.”
Read more on KIRO-TV where they have reproduced the complete memo. While the purpose of the compromise appears to be grade changing, as the memo points out, any communications or entries would have been captured, including emails, logins and passwords, and bank account information if teachers logged on and use the computer for personal use.