Professor notifies University Health Conway after finding exposed data

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Louisiana-based University Health Conway is notifying more than 6,000 patients that a computer science professor from the City College of San Francisco found a server with exposed personal information.

How many victims? 6,073. 

What type of personal information? Guarantor names, account numbers and payment amounts.

What happened? A computer science professor from the City College of San Francisco found a server containing the data.

What was the response? The computer science professor notified University Health Conway. Actions are being taken to secure the computer server and increase security monitoring of computer systems. University Health Conway is notifying all impacted individuals.

Details: The breach occurred on Monday and the computer science professor notified University Health Conway on Tuesday. The information dates back to 2012.

Source: thenewsstar.com, The News-Star, “Conway had server breach; no personal information lost,” Aug. 19, 2014.

UPDATE: Sam Bowne came forward as the unnamed professor in this post, stating a Google search, not hacking, yielded the medical information.

UPDATE 2: The original headline said, "Professor hacks University Health Conway in demonstration for class," and the post made references to the professor demonstrating vulnerabilities to a class. This has been changed or deleted based on new information.

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