A computer hacker has targeted a primary school on the Isle of Wight but apparently no sensitive or confidential data has been accessed or downloaded.
The head teacher at Nettlestone primary school held emergency talks and meeting with an IT specialist on Wednesday to see how they can increase the security on the computer system.
It is believed the hacker managed to gain using the school IP address and connected using a program downloaded from the Internet to crack passwords.
Nettlestone Primary head Caroline de Belder said: “Last week, an IT system that contained no sensitive or confidential information was accessed by an unauthorized party, who used the system to enter an online auction site. Not only did the system not contain any confidential data, no attempt was made to gain information in any case.”
“The unauthorized usage was quickly spotted and stopped and systems put in place to ensure the access could not re-occur.”
A letter was also sent home to parents on Thursday advising them of the security breach.