Beaufort tech school reports data breach

BEAUFORT, S.C. — The Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort says a data breach has been reported involving the publication of names and Social Security numbers of about 90 former students.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported that the former Beaufort school district students were enrolled in the school’s early college program in 2009 and 2010.

The school said in a statement that it learned of the breach last week. The school said it appeared to be an isolated occurrence that did not originate at the college.

The school said there have been no reports of the information being used maliciously.

The South Carolina Division of Information Services is investigating.

Vice president for student affairs Nancy Weber said the information appeared on a website where people can post government contracts.


Information from: The Island Packet,