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Scary News About School Information on Your Children

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The other day a friend a I were discussing a blog that I was going to write and put on my site with pictures which would include her children.  I had assured her that I would not include their names or their addresses due to the scares that our own children have about the internet and our own grand children’s pictures.

While watching the local Television Station News Tonight… The following article which can be linked here appeared which is really eye opening…

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/18756919/student-employee-info-hacked-in-montgomery-county

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities believe hackers accessed the personal data of 110,000 Clarksville-Montgomery County School system employees and students.

A 911 call came in around noon Sunday to Clarksville police about the hacking. Police contacted school officials, whose technology specialists determined a hacking group threatened to release a portion of the data.

A group calling itself Spex Security on Monday released the information on about 14,500 students and school system employees.

The information included students’ names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and school and state ID numbers. Employee and school wide email passwords were also posted.

All school system websites were shut down. The school system contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“We basically unplugged, I mean all systems are shutdown right now and they will stay that way until we have otherwise some information that tells us to put them back up,” district spokeswoman Elise Shelton said Monday.

The group released the following statement with the information:

“Our primary suspects include the U.S. government for torturous and deceptive acts on our own soil, the educational system for exuberantly being blown-over and belligerently not patching the holes in their system, and anybody else who partook a role in the murder of America.”

The statement went on to say that Clarksville “was primarily targeted due to their belligerence.” The statement did not clarify what that meant.

“If there are other firewalls that we can put up besides what we have we will certainly look into doing that. We want to make sure that all of our information is secure,” Shelton said.

School officials urge individuals to closely monitor their financial accounts.

I just texted the mom and said…”guess the pictures are not the only things that you have to worry about now…”

Sadly, this is a true story and is not a hoax.  This is really happening.  This is a possible thing that could happen anywhere in the world… please make sure that your school system is protecting your children’s information.  The bad part of this, how many years of information have they been able to obtain?  Now they are worried about people who are deceased and their social security numbers… where does it end?

I am a person who normally looks on the bright side of life…this time I am having a little difficulty finding it. For a school system to simply say CYA…hmmm

Thank you for reading and check in to your local school system and their policy…you might be as amazed as we were…when it was too late for us though…

Tammye Honey

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7 thoughts on “Scary News About School Information on Your Children

  1. Reblogged this on tammyehoney and commented:
    So Important that I have reblogged to main site…

  2. Great post on an important issue. Every day I hear about breaches of security and data theft. Very scary! Thanks for highlighting this.

  3. That is crazy…I’m always amazed at what these hackers will do next. Just goes to show, nothing is really safe… thanks for sharing

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