NZ: Wintec shuts web site after security breach

Libby Wilson reports:

She wanted to apply for a parking permit – instead Wintec student Bronwyn Fleet got the details of people who already had.

The second-year student visited the application site in the student portal in January and was astounded when a list including names, contact numbers and car registration numbers appeared on the screen.

It was fixed after complaints but yesterday Ms Fleet’s classmate reported the same problem.

Wintec has taken action by removing the system from its portal until it can be assured it is secure. It is investigating the issue.

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