EUGENE, Ore. — Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old former North Eugene High school student accused of hacking into the Eugene School District’s computer system last month.
The Register-Guard reports that records for the district’s roughly 16,000 students were accessed but neither the district nor police has said whether the information was downloaded or copied.
Police say the overall risk to other students’ information appears low at this point.
Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says the teen is accused of one count of computer crime. Officers served a search warrant Wednesday at a north Eugene-area residence.
After his arrest, the teen was released to his parents.
Since the breach, the newspaper says the district has changed some of its security procedures and made an electronic disconnect between student records and Social Security numbers.
Information from: The Register-Guard,http://www.registerguard.com
(Story distributed by The Associated Press)