Education Sector

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...

FL DOE loses loan promissory notes

Bill Cotterell of the Tallahassee Democrat reports a breach involving the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Student Financial Assistance: The agency is notifying 475 student-loan borrowers that their financial records have been exposed to identity theft because the OSFA managed to lose 1,186 “promissory notes” that they signed when they were going to...

Possible Haverhill HS security breach

Did he or didn’t he? Did she or didn’t he? And were they or weren’t they? School administrators in Haverhill, Massachusetts are looking into a police report based on school personnel allegations that a secretary who was allegedly having an affair with a student gave that student access to computer files he should not...

Redford USD Mail Error Exposes SSNs

Employees in the Redford Union School District noticed a problem Tuesday with a mailing they received telling them about a new dental coverage plan. The envelopes that contained the information had the employees’ social security numbers listed on the address labels, where the zip codes should have been…. The district said the dental coverage...