LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2021) – An annual cybersecurity inspection by the University of Kentucky recently revealed a vulnerability in a website that allowed an unauthorized individual to likely acquire a copy of a College of Education database. The database did not contain financial, health or social security information, limiting the potential of identity theft of any kind.
The database is part of a free resource program known as the Digital Driver’s License for training and test-taking used by K-12 schools and colleges in Kentucky and other states. It contained the names and email addresses of students and teachers in Kentucky and in all 50 states and 22 foreign countries, in all more than 355,000 individuals.
UK officials have notified the impacted school districts and informed the appropriate regulatory authorities.
Although UK has increased cybersecurity over the years and this incident was detected, officials will still add additional security…