[ISN] University addresses security breach

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 01:43:38 -0500 (CDT)

By Amy McDavitt
The Daily Campus
The Independent News Source of the University of Connecticut
October 27, 2010

A recent security breach on the Storrs campus revealed a list of former 
students' names and Social Security numbers and made them available on 
the Internet.

The university was made aware of the situation Oct. 4 after one of the 
individuals on the list discovered it and alerted university officials, 
according to university spokesperson Michael Kirk.

"Once the university became aware of this, the information was removed 
from the Internet," Kirk said.

The list was "inadvertently" made public on the Web by a faculty member 
who had saved a class list of one-time students that was able to be 
viewed online, according to Kirk.

The 23 students whose names and Social Security numbers were on the list 
were enrolled in the class in 2000. The university sent letters to each 
individual offering two years of credit protection through Debix, an 
identity protection company, at the university's expense.


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