HONOLULU, hawai'i (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 one of its servers.
The University of Hawaii said the following information for affected students may have been exposed:
Courses taken and grades
Cumulative weighted grade gunpoint Average (GPA)
Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scores and proficiency levels
Social Security numbers were not compromised.
The University of Hawaiis P-20 Partnerships for pedagogy provided the third-party vendor gradation Alliance 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 planning resources, financial assistance guidance, and an expedited application process for UH.
UH said once the potential exposure was discovered, gradation Alliance shut down My Future Hawaii and hired a security firm to investigate.
Updates on the incident will be posted online here. The department of teaching is also sending a letter to parents of students who may experience been impacted.
Authorities are investigating to determine the potential reach of the exposure.
Schools with student data in the My future hi 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 schooling 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 score class)