utrecht - By an intrusion into the central database of different digital learning systems are possible, the personal data of thousands of high school students come to lie on the street. Name, address, date of birth, email address and passwords of accounts are possible stolen. Reported the Association of schools in secondary education (VO Council) Friday.
It is not exactly clear what the consequences of the hack. Schools and students are informed and affected distributors of digital learning systems have reported the burglary to the police and the Authority for Personal Data. The leak has since been plugged and passwords as a precaution disabled.
,, The Foundation Eduroute has become the victim of a targeted attack by unauthorized persons who were on to steal personal information, 'the organization reported behind the portal that offers students access to digital learning materials.,, It may be of many students in Secondary education and secondary vocational information stolen. ''
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Iddink, one of the suppliers of teaching materials using Eduroute, assures its customers that,, after extensive research of the investigation there are currently no indications that data has actually been distributed. ' Users are advised to preventively modify their passwords.
The association of schools in primary education, the PO Council, announced that the system where primary school pupils using them is not affected.