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School District's Website Back Online After Hacking

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Clarksville-Montgomery County school officials said the district's website is back up and running, following a huge hacking incident last month.

The personal information of thousands of current and former students and workers was compromised.

"Independent computer forensics experts have determined the breach was far less extensive than previously thought, and while we're thankful the scope of this incident was contained any violation of our students and employees' privacy is intolerable," said director of schools Mike Harris.

The website was taken offline on June 10 after it was hacked. A group calling itself Spex Security released the information on about 9,000 students and school system employees.

The information included students' names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and school and state ID numbers. Employee and schoolwide email passwords were also posted.

School officials have been working with the TBI and FBI to determine what happened, and how to prevent another cyber-attack.

Experts are still trying to determine exactly who was affected, and those people will be notified by mail soon.

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