Education Sector

Stolen laptops contain some private student information

Dave Aeikens reports: Two laptop computers stolen from Roosevelt Early Childhood Center contained private student information, St. Cloud school officials said Thursday. The laptops contain information about student behavioral issues and include names, internal identification numbers and the number of discipline referrals. Addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers are not listed on the...

Misdirected Spyware Infects Ohio Hospital

Bob McMillan reports: It was a bad idea from the start, but even as bad ideas go, this one went horribly wrong. A a 38-year-old Avon Lake, Ohio, man is set to plead guilty to federal charges after spyware he allegedly meant to install on the computer of a woman he’d had a relationship...

U. of Florida reports breach

Posted by the University of Florida: In August, the University’s Privacy Office was notified of a privacy breach after the discovery of an unprotected computer file containing 34 names and 25 Social Security numbers. We believe the personal information belongs to trainers working with the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education program in 2006....

U. Vermont announces credit card breach

Unversity of Vermont recently discovered that the security of up to 242 university-funded credit cards has been compromised. Ann Naylor of UVM Procurement services said in a statement that UVM is unaware of how the breach occured. UVM discovered the issue when they were notified by their bank. They were mailed a list of...

Student information theft at BCTC

A weekend theft at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington may put some students at risk of identity theft and other abuses. A spokesperson for the College told ABC 36 News that personal information, including social security numbers were taken from less than 100 of the school’s 11,000 students. Lexington Police are investigating...