The Georgia Institute of Technology disclosed a data breach that exposed the data of up to 1.3 million people, including current and former students, faculty, and staff.
The breach occurred in late March after what the school is calling an “unknown outside entity” gained access to a web application’s data. While the full scope is yet to be determined, the accessed data included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birthdates.
This marks the second time in the past year that the school has disclosed a compromise of its data, after accidentally emailing out the information of 8,000 students in July 2018. In addition to the size of the breach, the news is noteworthy because of the school’s reputation in the field of computer science.
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