Monday, July 28, 2008

Security breach at Moraine Park Technical College [sic]

Hi everybody,

MPTC has been hacked. Why did I have to read about this in the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen?


From: WiscNews.com : Beaver Dam Daily Citizen Online

MPTC warns of data breach

Moraine Park Technical College, with campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, sent a letter to its bookstore customers on Tuesday notifying them of an incident that occurred when the equipment hosting the system provided by the bookstore software provider experienced a security breach.

According to Moraine Park President Gayle Hytrek, the information affects only those customers who purchased books and supplies between 2002 and July 2006.

She also indicated that at this point, there is no reason to believe any records have been compromised or used inappropriately.

"We still felt it was important to notify those individuals who have used our bookstore services," Hytrek said.

"This is a regrettable incident, and every effort is being made to assure that the concerns and questions of those affected are addressed."

Hytrek also stated that this incident is unusual in its nature and she emphasized the safety of using Moraine Park's college bookstore services.

The college has been working with its bookstore software provider to ensure an incident of this nature does not reoccur with bookstore purchases.

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