Education Sector

MD: Missing HCC flash drive contained personal info on 70 DSS clients

On December 5, Harford Community College learned (pdf) that a flash drive containing personal information had been misplaced by an employee at its WAGE Connection office in Aberdeen, Maryland. The personal information of 70 Department of Social Service clients participating in the WAGE Connection program was on the missing drive and included their name,...

K-STATE: K-State Identifies Computer Security Lapse

Kansas State University is notifying 45 students who were enrolled in an agricultural economics class in spring 2001 that some personal information was inadvertently exposed on the Internet through a K-State departmental Web site. The students whose information was affected were enrolled in AGEC 490 “Computer Applications in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness” during the...

NC: Probe of UNCG security breach finds fewer people put at risk

Ryan Seals reports: A computer breach discovered at UNCG in December didn’t effect as many students and employees as once thought, officials said Wednesday. An investigation of the breach, which was caused by a computer virus, revealed that a possible 275 people may have been impacted from the data loss. The breach was traced...

NY: SBU student charged with identity theft

A Stony Brook University college student has been charged with first-degree identity theft after police arrested him Monday. They allege that Oluwole Owoseni, 22, of Brooklyn, stole the personal information of other students to apply for a student loan and credit card. Owoseni worked at the campus Career Center and the Student Affairs office....

2 students accused of hacking into Pflugerville ISD computers

Two students admit they hacked into Pflugerville ISD school computers and got access to sensitive information, according to an arrest affidavit. Police says Joshua Cook and Kelton Gilmore, both 18, got a hold of security passwords, alarm codes, personal staff information as well as tests. On Dec. 4, Nelson Coulter, principal of Hendrickson High...