HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Personal information for as many as 70,000 public schooling 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 1 of its servers.
The University of hawai'i said the following information for affected students may make been exposed:
Courses taken and grades
Cumulative weighted score 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 Alliance with the personal information so it could feed a website called My hereafter Hawaii. The website is aimed at giving midriff and high school students college and career planning resources, financial assistance guidance, and an expedited application process for UH.
UH said once the potential exposure was discovered, Graduation Alliance shut down My Future hi and hired a surety firm to investigate.
Updates on the incident will be posted online here. The Department of Education is also sending a letter to parents of students who may have been impacted.
Authorities are investigating to determine the potential scope of the exposure.
Schools with pupil data in the My Future Hawaii portal are:
Admiral Arthur W. Radford High
Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue
James B. castling 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 center PCS
Kau high & Pahala Elementary
Ke Kula Niihau o Kekaha Learning center 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 hawaii Explorations Academy PCS
Waimea Canyon Middle
Ewa Makai Middle School
Waipahu Elementary (Limited to 6th level class)