Saturday, December 03, 2005

Incident: Income tax records on University of San Diego computer hacked

Another university privacy/security incident: > News > Business -- 7,800 linked to USD told of network security breach.

This also offers some lessons on how not to notify affected individuals:

The undated letter aggravated many recipients, though, because it provided no details about the breach and offered no specific recommendations on steps they could take to protect their personal banking and credit accounts.

"It's one of the worst security breach notice letters I've ever seen," said Beth Givens, director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a San Diego nonprofit consumer group once affiliated with USD.

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