Florida University Exposed Student, Faculty Data

Kara Reeder

Florida International University's College of Education is notifying 19,000 students and 88 faculty members that their personal information has been exposed by an unsecure database, eSecurity Planet reports.


FIU officials say that a database used with the college's E-Folio software was not secured, allowing unauthorized users the chance to access names, Social Security numbers and other information. Officials say there is no evidence that the data has been misused.


FIU is not the only university to have to deal with such an incident recently. Earlier this month, Penn State suffered its second data breach in less than a year. Vanderbilt University was also the victim of a security breach when a desktop computer was stolen from a professor's locked office.

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