University, Hospital Report Breaches
DATA LOSS—U.S.May 29, 2012
The University of Nebraska is investigating a security breach of a database containing personal records of students, applicants and alumni, reports the Syracuse Journal-Democrat. The university is alerting those with bank accounts associated with the Nebraska Student Information System of the breach and asking them to monitor their accounts closely and report any suspicious activity. The database contains Social Security numbers, addresses, grades, transcripts and housing and financial aid information. Meanwhile, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Georgia announced that patient information may have been compromised after an employee improperly accessed patient records in an attempt to process fraudulent tax returns.