Student data found exposed

A file containing sensitive student information was found by an Olympic College student unsecured on the OC intranet recently, but according to the Information Technology Department the problem has been fixed.

Tom Jacobs, customer service manager for IT, said the file was secured “within minutes of finding the problem.”

Jon Bowers, student body president, said Jacob Core had been navigating through OC’s complex network of servers because he was looking at the architecture of the network.

“It’s something he’s interested in,” said Bowers.

During his exploration, the student found an unencrypted file on a shared server that contained students’ names, student identification numbers and the last four numbers of their social security number and informed Bowers of his discovery.

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