Education Sector

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...