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From: Darius Freamon (darius.freamongmail.com)
Date: Tue Jun 29 2010 - 22:24:31 CDT
Hackers Expose UMaine Students' Counseling Information 06/29/2010 03:54 PM
Hackers exposed the personal information of students who have received
counseling services at the school since August of 2002.
University of Maine officials say hackers compromised the personal
information of 4,585 students who received services from the school's
counseling center. The center provides students with support and mental
UMaine officials say the information on the servers included names, social
security numbers and clinical information on every student who sought
counseling services from the center between August 8, 2002 and June 21 of
At a news conference this afternoon, Dean of Students Robert Dana said
there's no indication that the information was viewed or downloaded by
anyone, but he says the school is acting according to a "worst case
"Consequently, we're taking very strong -- I might say extremely vigorous --
measures to assist those whose information may have been exposed and to
prevent further security breaches," Dana said.
Those measures include hiring a company called Debix, which will monitor
affected students credit for a year to guard against identify theft. Dana
says the school is also taking steps to prevent future security breaches.
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