Education Sector

Breach exposed student data for 3+ years

Personal information for at least 455 students who attended what is now the Calhoun Area Career Center during the 2005-2006 school year was available via an Internet search for about three and a half years, according to an Aug. 5 letter sent by Battle Creek Public Schools to those affected by the breach. The...

Bits ‘n Pieces

Alpha Daye Bah was arrested last week on charges that he stole at least 20 customers’ data from an unnamed restaurant and passed it to co-conspirators. More. Jason Reed and Derek Edwards were arrested for conspiracy to commit identity theft. Following a — wait for it — traffic stop, the officers found stolen credit...

Miami-Dade Schools employee faces fraud charges

Roshell Demps was hired to help Miami-Dade Schools personnel obtain their employee benefits…. Authorities say Demps used one employee’s personal information to open a credit card account — and then went on a spending spree. Most recently, worked in the office that oversees healthcare benefits, life insurance and workers compensation. When authorities...

Hackers strike UC Berkeley again

Hackers have struck again at UC Berkeley computers, this time at the Graduate School of Journalism, the university announced Tuesday. In a statement from the university’s Department of Public Affairs, the school said a hacker may have gained access to “Social Security numbers and/or dates of birth” of 493 applicants to the journalism school...

Skyward breach affects St. Lucie County SD workers

employees will receive a letter this week from a school district computer contractor advising them that an error during recent work may have sent their personal information to other school districts. The employee information may include Social Security numbers, home phone numbers and home addresses, said Janice Karst, schools...