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Security breach compromises information on District 86 grads




Security breach compromises information on District 86 grads
Security breach compromises information on District 86 grads



http://www.pioneerlocal.com/clarendonhills/news/1925539,clarendon-hills-breach-121009-s1.article 

By SANDY ILLIAN BOSCH 
pioneerlocal.com 
December 7, 2009

Hinsdale High School District 86 no longer uses Social Security numbers 
to identify students and it no longer uses University of Nebraska 
Lincoln to conduct research, Superintendant Nicholas Wahl said upon 
hearing of a computer security breach at that involved the names, 
addresses and Social Security numbers of 1,400 Hinsdale District 86 
graduates.

Wahl said the University of Nebraska has not been used by the district 
to conduct research since before his relationship with the school began 
in 2005.

The breach, discovered last month, was revealed to effected former 
students via letters mailed out last week by the university.

Greg Wittcoff, a 2004 graduate of Hinsdale South High School, said he 
was angered by the breach and concerned that nearly a month passed 
before he was informed of it.

The security breach involved a computer in the College of Education and 
Human Sciences. The university's investigation revealed the computer had 
not been adequately secured, allowing unauthorized external access to 
the computer and its information. 

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