Houston ISD to Spend Millions After Hacker Sees One Record

Friday, Dec 3, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM CDT
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Houston ISD to Spend Millions After Hacker Sees One Record

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The largest school district in Texas will upgrade computer security at a cost of up to $15 million following an October hacking.

The Houston Independent School District said hundreds of thousands of students and employees had their Social Security numbers and other personal data exposed, though of the more than 202,000 students only one child's personal records were viewed and nothing appears to have been changed.

The Houston Chronicle reported Friday that a criminal investigation over the breach at Pin Oak Middle School in Bellaire, discovered Oct. 24 and fixed days later, indicates the violation was more severe than initially thought.

Superintendent Terry Grier said bolstering computer security will cost $10 million to $15 million.

No suspects have been identified.

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