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Clarksville Hacker Re-Releases Personal Information

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -The hacker who leaked Social Security numbers and other personal information from a local school system is at it again.

The hacker, who calls himself Reckz0r, swiped the personal information of students in Montgomery County and re-released the info on Wednesday including the personal info of students born between 1987 and 1993.

Reckz0r is claiming sole responsibility for the hack.

In an instant message interview with the Leaf Chronicle, he apologized to those whose info was compromised, and claimed he was doing it to show how vulnerable their personal data is.

Officials with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Systems said they have contacted 4,000 employees and 31,000 students to let them know that school administrators were still working to control the breech.

"We want to keep parents and employees as up to date as possible with accurate information," said Schools Director Mike Harris.

School officials said they hired a an expert in managing data and information theft who was working to investigate what information was compromised in the hack.

"We want to be completely thorough in this process," Harris noted, adding that all information will be shared with the Tennessee and Federal Bureaus of Investigation's Cyber Crime task force. The system also retained a consultant who will assist in notifications when there is a confirmed and all-encompassing list of employees and students whose data was accessed.

The school system has been inundated with calls from employees and parents concerned about the hack.

"We understand and share everyone's frustrations," Harris said. "However, we are committed to doing everything within our means to provide those whose data was accessed with accurate information with which we can move forward; and, we will continue to provide those affected with updates."

So far, the only solution given by the school system was for parents of current and former students and school system employees, current and former, to take it upon themselves to seek credit protection.

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