Education Sector

Police in Romania detain 20 alleged hackers

The Associated Press reports that police in Romania have  detained 20 people suspected of cloning the web sites of banks in other countries to deplete customers’ bank accounts. Individuals in both Spain and Italy were affected.  In another case,  police detained a person suspected of hacking into the servers of U.S. universities and government...

Binghamton University’s “security” for student records?

Robert Glass of WHRW News reports on a breach waiting to happen: In a titanic breach of security, Binghamton University kept payment information for every student, possibly dating back at least ten years in a storage area next to one of the most trafficked lecture halls on campus, behind a door that was not...

TX: Computers With NEISD Personal Information Stolen

Personal information, resumes, photos of students and other information was found on computers from the North East Independent School District that were scheduled for destruction, but ended up for sale online and in flea markets. District officials said the computers, including three computers and two hard drives obtained by KSAT 12 News, were sent...

District slow to respond to breach

Melissa Nix reports: A document with the Social Security numbers of more than 500 Elk Grove Unified School District employees was lost by a district employee more than a month ago, according to Mary Deutsch, president of the California School Employee Association local in Elk Grove. Deutsch said the district was slow in responding...

Western Oklahoma State College alerts library users of data breach

The Associated Press is reporting that about 1,500 users of the college’s library may have had their Social Security numbers and other personal information exposed because of a computer breach that occurred on November 11, but wasn’t discovered until February 18. No details of the breach have been provided yet. (Thanks to Wilma of...