It’s happened before and it’s happening again, this time to former students at the University of Hawaii.
Officials at the school say the personal information of 40,000 former students was accidentally posted online. The information was up for nearly a year before being removed last week. University officials tell The Associated Press that a faculty member inadvertently uploaded the files to an unencrypted server in November, 2009. That mistake exposed Social Security numbers and grades of students who attended the Manoa campus from 1990 to 1998 ? and in 2001. A school official says there’s no indication the information was being used improperly. The university is notifying tens of thousands of former students about the security slip-up.