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Hackers target old CESA 10 web portal


Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - A local educational agency says an old online service it used was targeted by hackers.

CESA 10 serves 29 school districts in west central Wisconsin.  Administrator Mike Haynes said they learned the "My CESA Portal," formerly used to track teacher registrations for events at CESA 10 and other CESAs in Wisconsin, was hacked recently and login data was posted on a public site frequented by hackers.

Haynes said the service contains old data.  He said the passwords were used for the "My CESA Portal," which is no longer in service.  Those who've used the site were still contacted.  Haynes said they told people they should change their passwords for other applications to prevent or reduce risk.

Right now, CESA 10 uses a service for event registration that is hosted by another CESA, one that was not affected by this attack.

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