Half of State's Breaches at University
DATA LOSS—U.S.November 19, 2010
Since 2005, one in every three residents of Hawaii have had their personal records breached, and more than half of those breaches have come in the form of online security incidents involving the University of Hawaii, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. The Liberty Coalition's report on the state's 479,000 breaches criticizes the University of Hawaii for incidents exposing Social Security numbers and other sensitive data in nearly 260,000 records. One alumnus whose information was among those breached has now filed a class-action suit against the university after applying for a job and learning that four other names are associated with his Social Security number.