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High School Hacker Blamed for Breach

DATA LOSS—CANADA

October 25, 2010

The London Free Press reports on a massive security breach at Thames Valley District schools that left 27,000 area high school students racing to change their passwords for everything from their social networks to their bank accounts. The suspect in the incident is a 16-year-old student who hacked the district's student portal, exposing student passwords, the report states. According to the school board, the breach was shut down within an hour and the school board did not believe student marks could have been altered, but the superintendent noted, "concern now is if any student used that same password for something else."
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