Georgia’s technology data violation exposed 1.3 million records

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More than one million records are also exposed to a further data violation–this time the Georgia Institute of Technology. Unauthorized access to the web application of the institution was allegedly responsible for an infringement of the Georgia Tech data by 1.3 million records including students and employees.

Georgia Tech Data Violation Revealed one million records

The Georgia Institute of Technology recently suffered a security violation, as revealed in its press release. Following unauthorized access to the institution’s network, the Georgia Tech data breach allegedly exposed 1.3 million records.

The institutes now include around 27,000 students as well as faculty. The breach revealed details of some of the current and former students and staff, as stated in the Georgia Tech press release.

“Unauthorized access to a Georgia Institute of Technology web application has exposed personal information for up to 1.3 million individuals, including some current and former faculty, students, staff and student applicants.”

The type of data exposed during the incident has not been disclosed by Georgia Tech. They suspect, however, that personal information, such as names, addresses, date of birth and social security numbers, may also be included.

Affected persons are determined

Georgia Tech has reported on the matter to the University System of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Education. The investigation of the persons affected by the violation has now been continued by the officials.

“Those whose data was exposed will be contacted as soon as possible regarding available credit monitoring services.”

It is not yet clear, however, whether or not these services would be offered for free.

Georgia Tech confirmed that the vulnerability was corrected as soon as they noticed the violation in late March. You also undertake to ensure the privacy and security of your data.

“Georgia Tech is committed to the privacy and security of its personal data and deeply regrets the potential impact on those affected.”

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Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.