[ISN] UNC Charlotte: 350,000 SSNs exposed in decade-long breach

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 02:03:27 -0500 (CDT)

By Jeremy Kirk
IDG News Service
May 10, 2012

Two issues exposed financial data and Social Security numbers for 
350,000 people, although it is thought the information has not been 
abused, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte said.

The university said in a statement earlier this week that it has fixed 
both problems, one of which lasted three months and the other more than 
a decade.

It blamed a system misconfiguration and incorrect access settings for 
the exposures, which also involved names and addresses of people who had 
done transactions with the university.

"The university has no reason to believe that any information from 
either of these incidents was inappropriately accessed or that 
information was used for identity theft or other crime," it said.


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