Students at a northwestern Pennsylvania medical school are being urged to monitor their credit after their names and Social Security numbers were inadvertently posted online.
The Erie Times-News says the data breach impacted students at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
School spokesman Pierre Bellicini says the breach originated from Hubbard-Bert Inc., an Erie business that provides students with health insurance. The students’ data was indexed by Google’s search engine. Hubbard-Bert says it worked with Google to remove the students’ information.
Neither the school nor Hubbard-Bert would say how many students were affected.
The problem was discovered by a student last month.
Hubbard-Bert is offering the students one year of credit monitoring.
- Company Data Breach Now Costs $3.5M on Average: Ponemon Study
- Data Breach at Iowa State Could Affect Thousands
- Experts Fear Major Attack Only Way to Stir Corporate Action on Cyber Security
Was this article valuable?
Here are more articles you may enjoy.