MCC Secrecy on 10,000 Person Data Breach Costs $5,700

Ever since early last August, when student Melissa Denker sent  me a copy of the letter she received from McHenry County College regarding the compromising of her personal identifiers by college consultant Ellucian, I searched for the number of students … Continue reading

Attorney General Tells McHenry County College to Release Identity Breach Numbers

A vendor for McHenry County College mistakenly sent personal identification information to other junior colleges. Advocate Medical Group admitted that over 4 million files on laptop computers containing personal information were stolen. Target admitted that 40 million of its customers … Continue reading

McHenry County College Issues Statement on internet Security Breach, Believes Misuse “Unlikely”

A press release from McHenry County College: McHenry County College Notifies Individuals of Disclosure of Personal Information [August 13, 2013.Crystal Lake, IL] McHenry County College (MCC) has notified certain employees and students that their personal information was unintentionally shared with … Continue reading

McHenry County College Faculty Personal Information Breached, Too

When last night’s article about the sending of personal student information to three as yet unidentified junior colleges by McHenry County College software vendor Ellucian, I thought that was the limit of the security breach. It turns out it wasn’t. … Continue reading

McHenry County College Software Vendor Ellucian Sends Student Social Security Numbers to Three Junior Colleges

A McHenry County College vendor sent student names, Social Security numbers and other personal information to three unidentified community colleges, according to letters sent to students dated July 31st. The vendor was Ellucian, which prides itself on “transparency” and describes … Continue reading

Chinese Boss of Identity Theft Ring Sentenced, 200 Illinois Driver’s License Bribes

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: BOSS OF FRAUDULENT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT RING BASED IN CHICAGO’S CHINATOWN SENTENCED TO 81 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON CHICAGO — The leader of an identification document fraud ring that was based in Chicago’s … Continue reading