Education Sector

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Vicky L. Munn, a former supervisor with the St. Tammany District Attorney’s Office and Todd Kelly, a local private investigator, were each sentenced to three years’ probation for conspiracy to exceed authorized access to a governmental computer. According to court records, Munn sold over 48 criminal records to Kelly between...

D.C. Mistakenly Sends Out 2,400 Students’ Personal Data

Bill Turque of The Washington Post reports one of those email attachment errors that frankly, have been all too common. How about routinely sending a test email before sending the real one to check to see what people will be receiving? Would that be so darned hard to do? The District agency that handles...

UC Berkeley breach affects 160,000

Matt Krupnick of Contra Costa Times reports that hackers may have stolen personal information from a decade’s worth of current and former UC Berkeley students. Those affected include about 3,400 Mills College students who used or were eligible for UC Berkeley medical services. health insurance. Henry K. Lee of The San Francisco Chronicle adds...

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...