Clay High School student hacks into Oregon schools dataWritten by Autumn Lee | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon City Schools Superintendent John Hall confirmed an
information security breech occurred Jan. 12 when a Clay High School student
obtained confidential student and staff information through inappropriate
Hall has sent out letters notifying the local community
about the incident.
Hall said the student, who he didn’t name, shared with
another student that he or she had accessed the information. The student who
learned of this told a staff member midday.
The administration immediately investigated the situation
and has taken the computers pertinent to the incident for analysis. The
administration learned the student had transferred the information to portable
30-gigabyte storage device. That device has been confiscated.
Hall said administrators are completing the investigation
internally with personnel from the Northwest Ohio Computer Association working
with their staff on this matter to ensure the network files are secure.
Detective Janet Zale of the Oregon Police Department said
the case is still being investigated.
Zale said she has some forensic analysis work to do on some
of the high school’s computers. She confirmed that Oregon police are now in
possession of the student’s portable storage device. From investigation work
she has completed, she has ascertained the student’s external device has
district-wide personal information, such as names, addresses, birthdays and
Social Security numbers of students, and information on Clay faculty and staff.
Zale said she knows the student spoke about the information,
but does not know if he or she physically gave the information to anyone.
Charges will be filed in juvenile court, Zale said, though
she can’t specify what those charges might be.
Read more in later editions of Toledo Free Press.