UK: University of Greenwich data breach exposed sensitive student info online

Okay, there are breaches involving student information and then there are really bad breaches involving sensitive student info. This is one of the latter.

The BBC reports that details about hundreds of London-based research students were exposed online by the University of Greenwich.

Students’ names, addresses, dates of birth, mobile phone numbers and signatures were all uploaded to the university’s website.

They were posted alongside minutes from the university’s Faculty Research Degrees Committee, which oversees the registrations and progress of its research students.

In some cases, mental health and other medical problems were referenced to explain why students had fallen behind with their work.

In one example, it was disclosed that a student had a brother who was fighting in a Middle Eastern army and references were made to an asylum application.

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