Education Sector

Ca: Huron University College data exposure

The University of Western Ontario has posted a notice on its site: Huron University College is seeking assistance in reaching former students, former applicants to Huron, or former residents in Huron’s dormitories whose personal information may have been accessed during a computer server security breach. Huron is an independent, self-governing institution affiliated with The...

University of West Georgia notifies students and faculty of data theft

The Associated Press is reporting that the University of West Georgia has notified nearly 1,300 students and faculty that their personal information was on a laptop that was stolen last summer. The laptop, which contained names, addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers, was in possession of a professor. The university says that it...

Penn State: Employees alerted to possible security breach

From the CentreDaily.com: The Social Security numbers of employees working at Penn State Office of Physical Plant in 2000 may have been stolen. On Feb. 20, a virus infiltrated an administrative computer that contained more than 1,000 social security numbers of OPP employees, said OPP spokesman Paul Ruskin.

University of Florida: “starting to have…. quite a reputation”

Nathan Crabbe of The Gainesville Sun reports that in addition to the breaches that recently made the news, UF has had four cases of ID theft resulting from breaches. During a committee meeting of university trustees at which they passed federal rules intended to prevent identity theft, UF Chief Privacy Officer Susan Blair described...

Stolen computer at UT contains personal information of students, faculty

A computer stolen from the University of Toledo contained personal information for about 24,000 students and 450 faculty during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years, the university announced Monday. The computer was password protected and many of the files were specifically encrypted or individually password protected, he said. The personal data was saved...