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Hacked yearbooks containing offensive captions seized from middle school students

Unauthorized use of system administrator privileges

Adolescents, without authorization, inserted inappropriate content into a design file for the books and school officials were unsuccessful at trying to conceal the print with stickers.

The middle school has since confiscated most of the yearbooks, about 750.

School officials learned of the breach about three weeks ago – after the books were already at the printer.

“When students at Cascade Middle School got their books this week, it was soon obvious the stickers could be peeled off, and adults hadn't caught all the objectionable material,” AP reports.

Principal Stephanie Bennett said the books could be reprinted, if $10,000 can be raised.

Bennett says she hopes the hackers will make restitution. 

sector

Education

reported

June 14, 2014

reported by

Associated Press

number affected

750 yearbooks

location of breach

Oregon, United States

perpetrators

Middle school students

location of perpetrators

Oregon, United States

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

May 2014