The Centennial School District on Friday announced a security breach within its student information systems. District officials do not currently believe any important student information was taken, however the investigation is ongoing.
Two Centennial High School students — a junior and senior, both under 18 — are responsible for data breach, school district spokeswoman Carol Fenstermacher told Patch in an email Friday. One of the students reportedly told authorities they did it to “show that the system could be hacked,” Fenstermacher said, but police are working to determine any specific or nefarious intent.
The district’s IT staff reportedly found the access points that were hacked by the students and has secured them, Fenstermacher said. Law enforcement is determining the full extent of the breach and figuring what, if anything, was taken.
In a data breach notification letter submitted to the Office of the Attorney General for the state of California, a makeup product vendor said it could not fully assess the impact of a recent card security breach due to a lack of backups.
[…] Beautyblender started investigating the incident after two customers complained about fraudulent transactions on credit cards used on the site.
[…] “Unfortunately, due to the lack of backups of the website that were available from the website hosting company, beautyblender has been unable to confirm the date that the malware was placed on the website.”