Louisiana Board of Regents Exposes Data Online

Data Loss Source: Records of students and staff including Social Security numbers, names, and addresses exposed on the Web by the Louisiana Board of Regents. In all, more than 80,000 names and Social Security numbers were accessible for perhaps as long as two years on an internal Internet site.
Date of Loss: July 17, 2007
Size of Loss: 80,000
Affected Individuals: Students and staff of schools in Louisiana
Geographic Focus: Baton Rouge, LA
Data contained: Social Security numbers, names, and addresses
Additional Notes:: The breach was discovered in an unusual way. A law school student in Louisiana, wanted to prove a point about user privacy. He started Googling — and ended up with names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and other personal data on some 80,000 students and employees in the state’s university system.
Additional Information : Forbes

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