Exposure

Academic records inadvertently released

Tyler O’Neil reports: The presidents of Drake’s eight Greek fraternities were surprised to receive an e-mail in late January from the director of fraternity and sorority life with the grades of every fraternity man at Drake listed in an Excel spreadsheet. Drake’s four sorority presidents received similar e-mails with the complete listing of every...

Disabled Veteran Receives Other Veterans’ Personal Data By Mistake

Dallas Cook reports: Just a week after the Veterans Affairs Department agreed to pay $20 million to veterans for exposing them to possible identity theft in 2006 by losing sensitive personal information in a stolen laptop computer, a local veterans association mistakenly sent out personal information about disabled veterans in the mail. Gerry Sparks,...

IN: Social Security numbers leaked

Allison Suer reports: The Social Security numbers of 19 special events employees were leaked in an e-mail sent by another Ball State employee on Jan. 27, Tony Proudfoot, associate vice president for marketing and communications, said in a press release. The incident occurred because the 19 special events employees mistakenly put their Social Security...

Password Optional: Huge Security Breach Hits SpeedDate

Jason Kincaid reports: Wow. Something is seriously wrong at SpeedDate, the online dating site that throws strangers into whirlwind 3 minute dates. For at least 30 minutes this evening (and possibly more), passwords were totally optional. Type in a user name (no password needed), hit “Log In”, and you had access to every private...