January 15, 2007

More Fundraising Database Breaches

It seems that Universities are increasing as targets for hackers. Most of the analytics professionals in fundraising run their data mining projects in flat file environments. These continuous warnings should remind us to be extra careful in how we handle and transmit the modeling data sets.

The University of Idaho in Moscow yesterday began sending letters to more than 331,000 people warning them about the potential compromise of their personal data following the theft of three desktop computers in November. Meanwhile, in a separate incident, officials at the University of Arizona in Tucson are investigating a computer break-in that disrupted several school services this week and continued to keep an online procurement system offline even today.

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