Breach, Data Security

Locker combinations accessed in Maryland middle school breach

An investigation is ongoing by IT professionals into how Westland Middle School students in Maryland were able to access and make copies of a list containing information on 1,400 lockers in the school, including names, locker numbers and locker combinations.

School officials are working with the chief technology officer to identify exactly how many students are affected, according to a Wednesday MyMCMedia report, which quoted Westland Middle School Principal Alison Serino.

According to the report, Serino said she is unsure what happened since the file is password protected on an office computer. She said that no additional student data was accessed from that computer.

There have been no reports by students of any thefts from lockers, the report noted, adding that all locker combinations will be changed during spring break.

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