Even weeks after its discovery, Algonquin College is still not sure how many current and former students and employees are affected by a cyber attack that breached data banks.
However, a news release on Friday suggested thousands could be impacted after one of the college’s servers was “compromised” by a hacker.
It is, after all, a huge educational community: about 21,000 full-time students, another 42,000 registered in continuing education and 4,400 full and part-time employees and an alumni roster of 180,000 students.
It’s unclear what kind of information might be at risk — personal, financial or academic.
At first, it just seemed cool.
When facial recognition cameras were installed at a century-old high school here in eastern China, students got in and out of campus, picked up lunch, borrowed books and even bought drinks from a vending machine just by peering into the cameras.
No more worrying about forgetting to carry your ID card.
But last March, the cameras appeared in some classrooms — and they did a lot more than just identify students and take attendance.
Danville police and school officials are working this summer on an agreement that would allow police to access school radio communications and video feeds during an emergency.
Dave Wesner, the city’s corporation counsel, said the agreement would allow Danville police and other emergency personnel to hear radio communications by administrators and teachers during an emergency inside a school, such as a school shooting.