Education Sector

HI: Security Breach Affects 15,487 KCC Students

KITV reports: More than 15,000 students at Kapiolani Community College face an identity theft risk because of an Internet security breach, school officials said. School officials found a computer on April 15 with the personal information of 15, 487 students who applied for financial aid between January 2004 and April 15 that was infected...

Ca: Teacher web site exposes student info

Kate Adams of BayToday reports that a Widdifield Secondary School teacher’s web site exposed student information including contact information and Ontario Health Insurance Program numbers.  An investigation revealed that the information was only exposed briefly and that there were only a few “hits.” The school board was able to ascertain the IPs of those...

Deja vu all over again at Binghamton University

Robert Hadad-Zlokower of the Binghamton University Pipe Dream reports: Binghamton University announced Tuesday that it had let WHRW, the student-run radio station, members off the hook for “gaining access” this March to an unlocked room filled with students’ personal information … a few hours later, it happened again. While he was walking through an...

UK: ICO takes enforcement action against Manchester University for data breach

From the press release (pdf) from the Information Commissioner’s Office: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken regulatory action against the University of Manchester following a breach of the Data Protection Act. The personal records of over 1,700 students, including information on some students’ disabilities, were published when a member of the university staff...