University of Rhode Island

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2012
Kingston , RI
United States
Rhode Island US

The University of Rhode Island released a notice on their website here

Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
1 000
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Students and faculty who were associated with the University of Rhode island after April of 2007 may have had their personal information exposed.  The information was placed on a server that was not set-up or intended to be used for storing sensitive information.  The information was on the College of Business Administration's computer server and included names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, hire year, rank, and limited compensation information.  The information was discovered to be publicly accessible on July 31. It is unclear how long the information was available, but unauthorized access had occurred sometime while the information was exposed.