What at first looked like a single data breach affecting Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland turned out to be a series of breaches that impacted thousands of more students than was originally reported.

On Oct. 4, 2019, MCPS disclosed that a district student had one day earlier allegedly executed a brute-force credentials-stealing attack against Wheaton High School's Naviance platform and downloaded demographics data from 1,343 accounts registered to students. Naviance is an online college and career readiness program.

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