University of Arizona server exposes personal data on 7,700

Yes, right, sure we’ll let universities amass oodles of personal info on students…

Carol Ann Alaimo reports:

Thousands who received payments from the University of Arizona last school year are at risk of identity theft after their personal data was mistakenly put online for more than a month during an upgrade of UA’s financial systems.

About 7,700 vendors, consultants, guest speakers and UA students had their names and Social Security numbers compromised in the incident that occurred in February and early March, a school official said.

The problem came to light when a UA student Googled herself and her private information popped up on a UA computer server accessible to the public, said Cathy Bates, the university’s information security officer.

Read more on Arizona Daily Star. I cannot find any statement on the university’s web site at the time of this posting.

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  1. sheila - August 8, 2012

    They sure like to talk & publish about data security & breaches.

    Interesting mix of victims in addition to students — vendors, consultants, guest speakers.

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