Bloomfield Hills students hack school system to change grades, get lunch refunds
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) - The Bloomfield Hills School District says students hacked into the school's system to make changes to grades, attendance, and lunch balances.
According to the Bloomfield Hills School District, students hacked into Student Information System (SIS) - “MISTAR”. The school says tha ta small number of students made the unauthorized changes to for a small number of students.
BHS says it worked with a forensic investigator and determined that a report containing usernames and passwords for parents may have been run. Parents will be sent a letter to reset their credentials.
The school says they believe the students logged in to modify their own grades, attendance, and lunch balance and perhaps information for their friends.
The school says about 20 high school students had their data manipulated.
The school says it has terminated the unauthorized access and modifications will be made to prevent it from happening again.
The district will reset all parent portal passwords tomorrow and a hotline will be up and running then to answer any other questions parents may have. The hotline is 1-833-221-9226.
The district says it will contact families directly if it finds this breach impacted more students than initially thought.