The Social Security numbers, grades and other personal information of more than 40,000 former University of Hawaii students were posted online for nearly a year before being removed this week, The Associated Press has learned.
Apparently it has been discovered that “a faculty member inadvertently uploaded files containing the information to an unprotected server on Nov. 30, 2009, exposing the names, academic performance, disabilities and other sensitive information of 40,101 students who attended the flagship Manoa campus from 1990 to 1998 and in 2001. A handful of students from the West Oahu campus were included in the security breach.”
That’s why we offer these 7 Tips to Protect College Students from Identity Theft. After all The U.S. Department of Education acknowledges that students are at an increased risk for two main reasons: “the availability of personal data and the way many students handle this data.”
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