Washington State University says personal data stolen in burglar - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington State University says personal data stolen in burglary

Posted: Updated:
Washington State University says personal data stolen in burglary Washington State University says personal data stolen in burglary
OLYMPIA, Wash. -

(AP) - Personal data for roughly one million people has been compromised in a burglary in Olympia earlier this year.
    
Washington State University researchers had stored the data on a hard drive and locked it in a safe in a storage facility.
    
The Spokesman-Review says the data came from public agencies, including school districts and community colleges.
    
The newspaper reported Thursday that it is not clear precisely when the safe was stolen, or if the burglar knew what was inside.
    
WSU's Social and Economic Sciences Research Center specializes in statistical analysis and often is hired to study topics like academic success and employment rates.
    
Its clients include the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Census Bureau, the Washington Legislature, the University of Idaho, and the school districts in Wenatchee, Washington, and Moscow, Idaho.
    
___
    
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

6/15/2017 7:58:01 AM (GMT -7:00)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Motorcycle passenger killed in Rathdrum crash identified

    UPDATE: Motorcycle passenger killed in Rathdrum crash identified

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:53:47 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and the Northern Lakes Fire Department responded to a fatal crash in Rathdrum late Saturday morning. A citizen reported that a truck struck a motorcycle carrying two people in the intersection at W. Lancaster Rd. and N. Huetter Rd. 

    >>

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and the Northern Lakes Fire Department responded to a fatal crash in Rathdrum late Saturday morning. A citizen reported that a truck struck a motorcycle carrying two people in the intersection at W. Lancaster Rd. and N. Huetter Rd. 

    >>
  • Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

    Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:37:05 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB

    HELENA, Mont. - The mystery is over: Montana wildlife officials confirm that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was actually a wolf.    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials initially weren't certain what the creature was when a rancher shot it near Denton in May. They noted the legs, front claws and canine teeth were shorter and its ears bigger than normally seen on wolves. 

    >>

    HELENA, Mont. - The mystery is over: Montana wildlife officials confirm that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was actually a wolf.    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials initially weren't certain what the creature was when a rancher shot it near Denton in May. They noted the legs, front claws and canine teeth were shorter and its ears bigger than normally seen on wolves. 

    >>
  • Victim in domestic violence situation turned house fire speaks out

    Victim in domestic violence situation turned house fire speaks out

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:43:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough 24 hours for the Winant Family.  Kelli Winant says she called police after a situation escalated with she and her boyfriend Saturday after he had been drinking.  "After he beat me pretty good yesterday, he burned our house down,” Kelli Winant Firefighters were at the home in a matter of minutes.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough 24 hours for the Winant Family.  Kelli Winant says she called police after a situation escalated with she and her boyfriend Saturday after he had been drinking.  "After he beat me pretty good yesterday, he burned our house down,” Kelli Winant Firefighters were at the home in a matter of minutes.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Police investigating fatal shooting near Wellesley and Nevada

    Police investigating fatal shooting near Wellesley and Nevada

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:32:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police are investigating after a shooting in North Spokane has left one person dead.  Officers responded to a shooting call at Wellesley and Nevada just before 5 p.m. outside of JK Gas and Grocery. Police say they have no suspects at this time and are asking any witnesses to contact them.  One lane of eastbound Wellesley is closed while the investigation continues.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police are investigating after a shooting in North Spokane has left one person dead.  Officers responded to a shooting call at Wellesley and Nevada just before 5 p.m. outside of JK Gas and Grocery. Police say they have no suspects at this time and are asking any witnesses to contact them.  One lane of eastbound Wellesley is closed while the investigation continues.

    >>
  • Audio released of screaming children at border

    Audio released of screaming children at border

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:21:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A newly released audio recording that depicts screaming children being taken away from their parents has added to the outrage over the Trump administration policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.    The recording captures the cries of Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials.

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A newly released audio recording that depicts screaming children being taken away from their parents has added to the outrage over the Trump administration policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.    The recording captures the cries of Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials.

    >>
  • US preparing new tariffs on Chinese imports

    US preparing new tariffs on Chinese imports

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:03:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, as the nations move closer to a potential trade war. 

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, as the nations move closer to a potential trade war. 

    >>