Education Sector

EXCLUSIVE: UW-Madison discovers 40 computers used for file-sharing

A site reader alerted DataBreaches.net to a recent breach involving the Department of Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison recently. According to the notification letter, a copy of which was provided to this site, the university notified some faculty and students that their personal information was on 40 departmental computers that had been hacked. In...

TN: Roane State announces 11,000 employee and student Social Security numbers stolen from employee’s car

WBIR reports: Roane State Community College has announced that the names and Social Security numbers of 9,747 current or former students were on a data storage device stolen from an employee’s vehicle, along with 1,194 current/former employees’ information. The Social Security numbers alone, with no names, were also stolen for 5,036 additional current or...

Student data stolen from National Institute of Educational Testing Service

Earlier this month, The Nation reported that Thailand’s National Institute of Educational Testing Service (“NIETS”) web site had been downed by denial of service attacks and had been offline between Wednesday through Friday. The Nation subsequently reported that NIETS learned that information about some 1,000 students were stolen by hackers in the attack. Deputy...

CSULA Students Exposed in Security Breach

KTLA reports: The names and social security numbers of 82 students at Cal State Los Angeles were mistakenly posted on the web, according to university officials. The students involved took computer courses, either CIS 454 or 528 in spring 2002 and CIS 283 or 585 in spring 2003, officials said. The information was mistakenly...