A teenager has been arrested in connection with a data breach
for the Eugene, Oregon, school district, which exposed the personal records of thousands of students.
Earlier this week, police arrested a 16-year-old former North Eugene High School student, and charged him with one count of computer crime, according to a report from the Eugene Register-Guard
. The incident exposed information for about 16,000 students, and included data such as names, addresses and phone numbers. However, about 6,000 victims may have had their Social Security numbers compromised as well.
"We're very pleased to hear there's an arrest in this case," district spokeswoman Kerry Delf told the newspaper. "We do hope to learn more as the investigation continues about how, if at all, the information may have been used."Ondrej Krehel
, the chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, writes on his blog about the dangers data breaches
pose for organizations and victims alike, and what both can do to increase their protection against this type of incident in the future.
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