Education Sector

Liverpool Community College students’s data on internet

The personal data of up to 300 former students of Liverpool Community College was discovered on the internet. The information, which included names, dates of birth and student IDs, was discovered during the course of an ongoing ECHO investigation. It followed accusations the college’s IT department claimed funding for entire courses which did not...

Files vanished, young Chinese lose the future

There is a bizarre story out of China were dozens of Chinese students have seen their future wiped out by the disappearance of their manila folders containing their records. In China, these paper folders follow a student throughout his or her career with every achievement, score, and prospect for a college education. While Chinese...

No charges against Polo HS student

No charges will be filed against an 18-year-old Polo High School student accused of tampering with the school’s computer records, Ogle County State’s Attorney Ben Roe said in a news release Friday. After conferring with Polo Police Chief Dennis Christen and reviewing extensive reports and evidence, it was determined that Wolf’s conduct...

Francis Howell SD laptop stolen

The Francis Howell School District is warning employees that a laptop computer theft could have compromised personal information. District spokeswoman Jennifer Gasper said the computer could have contained names and Social Security numbers for 1,700 noncertified employees. Anyone who worked for the district from 2005 through 2008 could be affected, she said....

UCSD cancer center health info breach

Thirty thousand patients at University of California, San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center have been notified of a hack last month that resulted in access to their protected health information. Read more from the Associated Press.

Leander ISD security breach

Last week, Leander School District in Texas notified parents of special needs students that someone had gained accessed to the students’ information. But it’s not clear what the motive was behind the access. According to KEYE-TV: District spokesperson Dick Ellis tells CBS 42 the district acted quickly and that there was no time lapse...

Western Beaver Sues ESB Bank

Western Beaver School District has sued Ellwood City-based ESB Bank, saying the bank allowed someone to siphon more than $700,000 from two accounts while school administrators were off during the Christmas break in December and January. The district says it’s still missing nearly $450,000. According to the suit filed in Beaver County Court, someone...

Laptops stolen from Springfield (OH) schools

Ten laptop computers stolen from Keifer Alternative School June 30 contained information about students with disabilities, but not social security numbers, Springfield City Schools Interim Superintendent Don Thompson said. The district sent letters home to parents of students who were affected following the theft, said Thompson. The laptops belonged to employees of the district’s...

Two arrested in UCM breach

As a follow-up to a University of Central Missouri breach reported in June, digitalsburg.com reports that two arrests have been made: a former campus police officer and his wife, James and Amanda Drake. According to the web site, 15 of the students’ information has been used to commit fraudulent activity including opening bank accounts...

Canyons SD thumb drive missing

Canyons School District officials are investigating the disappearance of a thumb drive that may have contained the personal information of more than 6,000 current and recent employees. The flash drive is believed to have contained employee addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. A district-level worker was using it to transfer...