Posted by: NuVida Data Forensics | January 25, 2011

Ohio State University Personal Data Hacked

760,000 current and former students, employees and businesses were notifying that their personal information was hacked on December 15, 2010. The university is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring service as a precaution. Two firms were hired to investigate the breach and these firms both confirmed illegal access to the server was obtained and neither firm found evidence of any data being accessed. Based on the report, two Ohio University system administrators lost their jobs since they failed to protect the confidential information.

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