University Database Breached
DATA LOSS—U.S.July 19, 2010
The Des Moines Register reports that a database security breach at Buena Vista University may have exposed the names, Social Security numbers and license numbers of 93,000 people affiliated with the university dating back to 1987. University President Fred Moore apologized for the incident and said there is no evidence the information has been misused. University officials began notifying those affected last week and are offering them free credit-monitoring and one year of fraud insurance. The school has updated its security policies, which, prior to the breach, had been deemed comparable to those at other institutions, but, Moore said, "Unfortunately, no network, no matter how tight, is impervious."