FL: Valencia College apologizes after student personal information exposed online by contractor error

Valencia College is apologizing after a mistake allowed the personal information of 9,000 current and prospective students to be posted online.

The school said an Excel spreadsheet with the students’ names, address, date of birth, and student IDs was listed online on a password-protected website.

Eventually, it lost its password protection, which means anyone could see the information.

Read more on WFTV.com.

ClickOrlando.com provides some additional details:

The file was created because Valencia hired a company to create a custom page for prospective students to communicate with the college. The company Valencia hired sub-contracted part of the work with another company. Originally, the file was password-protected, but somehow, over time, it lost that password protection.

Read more on ClickOrlando.com.

There is no notice on the college’s web site as of the time of this posting.

 

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