110,000 CMCSS Records Were Accessed
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has been alerted that hackers have accessed personal data of students and employees. A 911 call was made just before noon on Sunday to the Clarksville Police Department that 110,000 records had been hacked into.The Police Department contacted CMCSS, which deployed its technology specialists to begin investigating what might have been accessed. It has been determined that a group of hackers has made a direct threat with plans to release a portion of the data.
All school system websites have been shut down. CMCSS is seeking outside expertise in additional web security, and have requested law enforcement assistance. The Clarksville Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have all been contacted.
Naturally, we are very concerned about this attack on our password protected information and will do everything within our power to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, it is recommended that individuals closely monitor their financial accounts.