UH's Third Breach This Year Exposes Info on 40,000
DATA BREACH—U.S.October 29, 2010
The University of Hawaii (UH) this week removed the names, grades, disabilities and other sensitive information of 40,101 of its former students after the information sat on an unprotected server for almost a year, reports the Associated Press. A professor uploaded the data to the server, which he mistakenly thought was secure. There is no evidence that the information has been inappropriately accessed, and the university has apologized and is notifying those affected. This breach, the third since last year at UH, has some questioning whether the school is adequately protecting information. "There is absolutely no way that we can say this will never happen again, but we are taking every step that's possible to make sure it doesn't happen," said a UH spokeswoman.