Education Sector

Fayetteville School District employees victims of id theft

40/29 reports that 30 Fayetteville School District employees have had their Social Security numbers compromised. All of the victims are certified staff members who work for the Fayetteville School District. The district has as yet no idea how the breach occurred or precisely what information was obtained. They also report that: So far, all...

UCCS students’ personal info at risk

The personal information of nearly 800 students who attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs could be at risk. A faculty member’s laptop was stolen on July 5 from their home. 766 students who attended UCCS between 2003 and 2009 were notified. The information at risk includes social security numbers, along with students’...

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...