Hacker targets Cumberland Valley School District computer network

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The Cumberland Valley School District announced Thursday that law enforcement officials are investigating how a hacker gained access to the district’s computer network.

According to a statement posted on the district’s website, initial findings of an internal investigation indicate that no confidential information within our network was viewed or disclosed.

The security breach was discovered earlier this week while the district’s technology team was working on a server within the network. It appears the hacker created a user folder, which was utilized as a pass through for storage of documents, the district said in a statement.

None of the documents within the hacker’s folder contained information regarding our students, our staff or our financials, school officials said.

An audit is currently being done and is expected to be finished by next week.

The district is working in conjunction  with the Silver Spring Township Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Investigators believe the hacker may have been from Eastern Europe.

The next school board meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.