Education Sector

NV: Data leak raises questions

The Rebel Yell reports that letters were sent to about 20 students at University of Nevada – Las Vegas College of Sciences after the college discovered a virus had affected one of its computers. The college reportedly found that no data had been leaked. The story does not indicate what types of personal information...

IL: Confidential CPS Documents Found Dumped in Alley

Erin Mendez and Sean Leidigh of WGNTV report: Years of CPS student’s confidential, sealed records somehow made their way to a Lakeview alley early this morning. “I came upon my dumpster, totally filled. See this box? Sped –special education records..Lakeview,” said Art Kuesel, who found the documents behind his home. Inside,...

Recovered UAMS computer held worker data

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Lawrence Nichols, a former University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences housekeeping employee, has been charged in the theft of a computer that contained personal information of thousands of current and former employees. The theft occurred May 18th. The computer was used to make identification badges for UAMS employees, students...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: In a follow-up to a case reported last year, former Texas lottery worker Joseph Mueggenborg was arrested and charged with illegally “possessing” personal information on 140 lottery winners and employees, including their names and Social Security numbers. How he got hired by another state agency after being fired by another...