Thursday, July 24, 2014

Colleges take steps to keep student information safe

"People are more knowledgeable about tools and tricks," said Clayton Bellot, a Security Analyst at University of Illinois - Springfield.

Like at Lincoln Land, student's financial information at UIS is held at an off-site location. With more than 1,200 staff members using computers everyday, hackers are still out there trying to get in.

"Multiple times in different vectors. Whether it's email or people downloading malicious software," said Bellot.

Both UIS and Lincoln Land Community College say hackers have never been able to get information from their servers.

The story was reported by Fox Illinois on July 23, 2014.

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