October 18, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Estudiantes Enfrentan Cargos por Violación de Datos

Dos estudiantes de escuelas públicas del condado de Montgomery (MCPS) están bajo investigación policial por presuntamente irrumpir en las cuentas en línea de los estudiantes de Wheaton High School. Los sospechosos piratearon el sistema de preparación para la universidad Naviance y robaron datos personales, y relacionados con la escuela de 1.344 estudiantes. La información a […]

Read more

October 17, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Students Face Charges for Wheaton H.S. Data Breach

Two Montgomery County public school students are under police investigation for allegedly breaking into the online accounts of students at Wheaton High School.  The suspects hacked into the Naviance college-prep system and stole personal and school-related data of 1,344 students.  Accessed information included names, ethnicity, gender, SAT and ACT scores, mobile and home phone numbers. […]

Read more

March 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Report: County Employees’ Information Vulnerable to Inappropriate Access

Data about Montgomery County employees — including health records, tax information and Social Security numbers — could be accessed through a weakness in county computers dating back to May 2016, according to a report publicly issued by the Montgomery County Inspector General on Tuesday evening. A four-page report says the county neglected to install new […]

Read more

February 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Office of Consumer Protection Logo

Consumer Alert About Online Scams (VIDEO)

The latest Consumer Alert from the Office of Consumer Protection is about online scams. Watch the alert, below:

Read more

August 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Metro Launches Free, Public Wi-Fi Pilot Program at Six Metro Stations

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has announced the launch of free public Wi-Fi at six Metrorail stations as part of a limited pilot program. The six stations selected for the pilot are: Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station, Archives and L’Enfant Plaza. According to a news release, the free service will be available […]

Read more

September 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

A Montgomery County Consumer Alert (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP)  investigates and solves consumer complaints. In this consumer alert, OCP Director Eric Friedman provides important information about a deceptive letter that you may have received: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

Read more

November 20, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Author David Baldacci on His Writing Process (VIDEO)

Where does he write his books? In this MyMCMedia Extra video, bestselling author David Baldacci tells us about his writing platforms from laptop to desktop to notepads and then there are his edits —or as he describes editing, “the blood on the page.” Take a look: You can meet Baldacci on Dec. 2nd, and learn […]

Read more

July 15, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Olney House Fire

Firefighters say a house fire at 18635 Olney Mill Road last night (July 14) was caused by a computer on a bed. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said damage is estimated at $70,000. Piringer said there were two people in the house at the time of the fire and they […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter