University inadvertantly posted worker information

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Eastern Kentucky University says that it
inadvertently posted the names and Social Security numbers of about
5,000 employees for almost a year.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that EKU President Doug
Whitlock said in a campus-wide e-mail sent Tuesday that there's no
evidence the file, which was posted in September 2008, has been
accessed or replicated. It was discovered Sept. 18, 2009 by staff
at the university.

The file contained the names, Social Security numbers and other
information of faculty, staff and student workers who were on the
payroll during the 2007-08 academic year. Whitlock said the
filename was long and complicated and would have been difficult to
access.

Information about the breach can be found at ecert.eku.edu.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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