By SANDY ILLIAN BOSCH
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
Wahl said the University of Nebraska has not been used by the district
to conduct research since before his relationship with the school began
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.
Did a friend send you this? From now on, be the
first to find out! Subscribe to InfoSec News