FBI Investigating Theft Of Foreign Student Data

from the well,-that-was-useful dept

Last month we had a story wondering about the new system US colleges were being forced to put in place to spy on foreign students. It seems it didn’t take long for such a system to be “abused”. The FBI is looking for people who broke into that newly laucnhed system at the University of Kansas and stole all the data on foreign students. Of course, any time you have lots of private data being stored somewhere, there’s the very real threat that it will be broken into. While it sounds like the theft in this case is unlikely to cause any major problems, imagine a situation where someone can upload changed information to such a database, which could then be used to frame a completely innocent person. Exactly how is this useful again?

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