Court Extends Order Barring Students From Exposing Holes in Blackboard’s Debit-Card System

April 18, 2003

Judge Anne Workman, of Superior Court in Decatur, Ga., issued the temporary restraining order on Saturday at Blackboard’s request. The students — Billy Hoffman, of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Virgil Griffith, of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa — were set to discuss security holes in the Blackboard Transaction System at a conference last weekend. But Blackboard officials said their talk could facilitate massive fraud and security breaches at colleges throughout the country.

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