CLAIMS have been made that Southwest One published security passwords for every school website in the county on-line.

An unnamed source contacted this website claiming someone from the venture all-egedly performed the “massive security breach” while updating the website uk.

They allege security passwords for every school in Somerset and other websites were apparently published on-line in a document called ‘Password List’ – but said the site has since been taken off-line after a Somerset County Councillor made the discovery.

At the time of writing, the address greeted web users with an ‘Under Construction’ screen when visiting the site - click on the Related Link below.

The source also claims the security passwords for every school in the county have had to be changed.

Although a spokesman for Southwest One initially said the organisation does not comment on anonymous allegations, they said later today: "We have become aware of an IT security issue within a Southwest One department responsible for maintenance of educational establishment systems.

"Actions have already been taken to remedy the situation.

"Southwest One is looking into the matter and will liaise closely with Southwest One Partners about its findings."