The personal information of 22 University of Texas students was available to access on a university website. What types of personal information?
Social Security numbers. What was the response?
University officials are working to not use SSNs except where they are needed. Details:
All affected students were enrolled in a petroleum and geosystems class during the summers of 2001 and 2002.
The university took the files offline shortly after being notified by SSNBreach.org. Quote:
“It’s just really, really scary with identity theft and all that,” said student Blanca Valencia. Source:
KXAN.com, Oct. 10, “UT students’ personal information accessible on FTP