A temporary system glitch in a school website potentially allowed University of Maine at Augusta students to change their grades and view confidential information, school officials discovered this week.

They learned of the problem in the Brightspace Learning Management System on Thursday morning. They traced the issue back to a process the University of Maine System uses to synchronize user accounts between its student information system and Brightspace.

The breach affected 242 user accounts, according to system spokesperson Margaret Nagle, adding that appropriate account accesses were restored to those accounts by Saturday afternoon.

The school is analyzing the incident to determine what changes, if any, were made to student records. Nagle said any unauthorized changes will be reversed based on log data.

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