Thursday, May 13, 2010

Workers caught accessing Obama's records

Nine Coralville workers accused of accessing Obama’s student loan records
The nine Iowa City-area Vangent employees accused of illegally accessing President Obama’s student loan records were all fired last year, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Vangent is a call center, located at 2450 Oakdale Blvd. in Coralville. handling incoming calls for various agencies, including financial aid applications for the U.S. Department of Education. The forms contain confidential financial and family information.

Federal authorities have not said why the nine sought access to the president’s student loan records or if the information was used in any way.
The article goes on to list the voter registrations of the accused (like that makes any difference.) Considering one of the prerequisites for residency in Johnson county is to be a member of the Socialist Party or near enough to it.

IT Security foiled by some employee writing down passwords to databases on a sticky-note.

Damn you 3M! It's all your fault.

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