“The university said the data breach was not affecting its operations.”
People assume that a university has the best systems in place to prevent something like this. Apparently not.
MPR News reports:
U says hackers may have stolen decades of student, worker data
Personal information about students, potential students and employees at the University of Minnesota between 1989 and August of 2021 may have been stolen by hackers, the university acknowledged on Thursday.
U officials sent out a notice providing more information on a data breach initially reported last month. They said an investigation determined that someone likely gained unauthorized access to a university database in 2021.
Potentially breached information includes full names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers, driver’s license or passport information, birth dates and other demographic information, the university said in a statement.
The U said it would post notices about the breach on its websites and email people potentially affected by the breach, if their email addresses are on file. It will send email notifications to approximately two million individuals.
“The email will come from [email protected] and will provide more detail about the steps being taken in response to this incident,” the U said in its statement on Thursday.
In the statement, the university said it’s offering those potentially affected by the data breach 12 months of free credit and identity monitoring services.
The university said the data breach was not affecting its operations.
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