University Databases In the Bull's Eye

University Databases In the Bull's Eye
University Databases In the Bull's Eye 

By Ericka Chickowski
Contributing Writer
July 08, 2010

A high-profile breach announced this week at the University of Hawaii 
(UH) Manoa was the latest in a rash of summertime university database 
exposures -- and it serves as a reminder of how much work postsecondary 
institutions still must do to improve their data security practices.

The UH Manoa breach affected approximately 53,000 students, faculty, and 
other customers of the university's parking facilities. It was the 
result of a hacker gaining entry into a server containing a database 
full of parking facility customer information, including social security 
numbers and credit card data.

The education vertical has been hit by at least three other glaring 
database breaches at big universities across the country during the past 
few months, comprising:


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