Yale University Acknowledges Security Lapse
The names and Social Security numbers of 43,000 faculty, staff, students and alumni have been viewable on Google for the past 10 months.
Approximately 43,000 faculty, staff, students and alumni of Yale University were recently notified that their names and Social Security numbers have been viewable on Google for the past 10 months.
"All of the victims were affiliated with Yale in 1999, and are being offered identity theft insurance and free credit monitoring services for two years, the university said in a statement last week," writes Computerworld's Jaikumar Vijayan.
"The breach resulted when a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server on which the data was stored became searchable via Google as the result of a change the search engine giant made last September, the Yale Daily News reported," Vijayan writes.
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