Small number of students caught changing grades on Utah's course management system

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 15, 2012 4:33 a.m.

    This story stinks. A some students of 278 accessing the records is not a mistaken access and changing 39 records in many districts is not accidental access.

    There is a much bigger security flaw they are hiding in this breach of restricted information. How does 278 people breach a program and within a few hours modify dozens of school records without prior knowledge of how the program works and how it is used?

    I think Utah and its government agency's are demonstrating the lack of security or maybe the scope of illegal infromation being gathered, transferred, and used throughout the state. First we have the welfare breach of exposing fraud and criminal activity by the welfare department chiefs, then we have millions of breaches of Social security information and numbers by the state board of health, and now the state education systems breaches where alterations of certain information can skew many aspects of the education system. Most alarming of all, these breaches are happening in state departments handling billions of tax dollars annually. The security of digital information is being compromised and shedding a lot of doubt about keeping information in digital format as a billion dollar industrial scam.