AG Instructs Colleges to Improve Their Web Security

Citing an online hacking case at SCSU (Southern Connecticut State University) as an illustration, Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal warned private and public Connecticut colleges on April 23, 2008 to enhance their security systems of the personal data they maintain on their servers, as reported by Connpost on April 23, 2008.

The warning was issued to 19 public and 27 private universities and colleges in Connecticut, following the SCSU incident on April 9, 2008. The university had discovered the hack when a routine review of its Web server security was conducted.

According to Blumenthal, someone recently gained unauthorized access to one of the Southern's servers that contained 11,000 names, Social Security numbers along with other confidential information.

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