SC:Personal data from 12,000 York Tech applicants may have been exposed

Don Worthington reports:

The names, Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers of more than 12,000 online student applicants at York Technical College might have been exposed, school officials said Tuesday.

And it was one of the applicants who discovered the problem and brought it to the college’s attention.


York Tech President Greg Rutherford said the applicant who discovered the problem used a computer tool that would allow him to make changes to the online system and “potentially view data.”

The applicant contacted the college April 16 about the vulnerability.

Rutherford declined to release the person’s name, saying he was not a college employee or a current student. He said the person, who he identified as someone experienced in information technology, wants to come to York Tech to add to his computer certification, possibly this summer or fall.

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