Louisiana Board of Regents Breach

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 by Aaron Titus

In late June, 2007 I discovered almost 200 files with personal information for 200,000 Louisianans, including 163,000 Social Security Numbers. The files were on a Louisiana State Board of Regents website that appeared to be an internal network, placed online without passwords in some areas.
I am working with the Liberty Coalition to launch SSNBreach.org, where affected individuals can search for their names to find out if they were affected by this, or future information breach.

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Search for your name- were you affected?
Liberty Coalition
Organization sponsoring ssnbreach.org
Board of Regents Advisory
Board of Regents Press Release
Board of Regents Breach
Blog entry on the Breach
Louisiana Board Of Regents Acknowledges Security Breach
First WDSU Story
La. Security Breach Exposes Thousands To ID Theft
Second WDSU Story
Board of Regents
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  1. Dissent Says:

    Kudos to you on discovering the Louisiana breach and to Liberty Coalition for SSNBreach.org. Have added it to the Resources page on the site. :)

  2. Jen Says:

    Do you have any information on the theft from Certegy (Fidelity National Information Services) of 2.2 million consumer records? See Certegy.com for more info. If you are familiar with the theft, would you comment on the possiblity of suing Certegy for providing inadequate protection for the data they collected from the merchants (without our written permission, as far as I can tell). See the recent comments at 'http://www.topix.net/forum/com/bbby/TK6H9RIQRCBI72B32/p17'

  3. Jay Says:

    Thank you for this information. I found that I am on 4 different files as an employee and have had much more than SS# posted. Unthinkable that they would be that careless and wreckless.

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