Security breach leaves student data open

Wednesday, 10 July 2002, 3:10 PM EST

A Web log generated by an online registration process opened a security breach over the weekend for a company that provides telephone service to students at about 70 small colleges nationwide.

The breach allowed outsiders to search for the names, Social Security numbers and addresses of about 2,000 students who registered with Resicom Corp. via its Web site, according to Resicom President Leidy Smith.

Smith said the Doylestown, Pa.-based company was told of the breach via e-mail and had fixed the problem by yesterday afternoon. In addition, all the colleges served by the company were notified of the problem.

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