HONOLULU, hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Personal information for as many as 70,000 public school students may have been compromised after a University of Hawaii vendor charged with overseeing a college and career planning website detected suspicious unauthorized access to one of its servers.
The University of Hawaii said the following info for affected students may have been exposed:
Courses taken and grades
Cumulative weighted level point average (GPA)
Smarter Balanced appraisal (SBA) scores and proficiency levels
Social Security numbers were not compromised.
The University of Hawaiis P-20 Partnerships for Education provided the third-party vendor graduation bond with the personal information so it could feed a website called My future Hawaii. The website is aimed at giving middle and high school students college and career preparation resources, financial aid guidance, and an expedited application appendage for UH.
UH said once the potential exposure was discovered, Graduation Alliance shut down My Future Hawaii and hired a security firm to investigate.
Updates on the incident will live posted online here. The Department of education is also sending a letter to parents of students who may experience been impacted.
Authorities are investigating to set the potential reach of the exposure.
Schools with student data in the My Future hawai'i portal are:
Admiral Arthur W. Radford High
Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue
James B. Castle High
Wallace rider Farrington High
Hana high and Elementary
Hawaii Academy of Arts and science PCS
Hawaii schooltime for the Deaf and the Blind
Hawaii Technology Academy PCS
Honokaa High and Intermediate
Kahuku high and Intermediate
Kamaile Academy PCS
Kanuikapono learning midpoint PCS
Kau High & Pahala Elementary
Ke Kula Niihau o Kekaha learning snapper A laboratory PCS
Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino
Ke Kula o Samuel M. Kamakau, LPCS
King Kekaulike High
Kua o ka la PCS
Lanai High & Elementary
Laupahoehoe Community PCS
Nanakuli High & Intermediate
Pahoa High & Intermediate
Pearl city High
Waialua High & Intermediate
West hi Explorations Academy PCS
Waimea canyon Middle
Ewa Makai midriff School
Waipahu Elementary (Limited to 6th score class)