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Healthcare Data Breach hits University of Mississippi Medical Center

Data Breach Watch has written extensively about the problems and risk associated with a university data breaches and the recent healthcare breach at U. of Miss Medical Center drives home the point.  Affecting patients who visited the hospital between 2008 and 2013, the university healthcare system informed an “unknown” number of patients that their medical […]

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University-College Data Breach Strikes Again

Tallahassee Community College was the latest victim of a university-college data breach.  What’s interesting about this case is the college was notified by federal authorities, not through their own security processes.  From what was reported it sounds like after uncovering a tax fraud ring, they back tracked the stolen information to the college. CC Police […]

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College-University Data Breaches Hit Record Levels

Without going into too much detail, because I’ve already beaten this figurative dead horse into the ground, I came across another article about the (near) record highs of college-university data breaches in 2012. “When we look back at the higher education data breaches in 2012, we can see that the hackers are clearly getting smarter […]

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University Data Breaches on the Rise

About five minutes after writing my post about the Salem State University data breach that hit 25k people, I ran across this story.  2012 saw a dramatic increase in records breached at colleges and universities but less institutions breached.  Less incidents but larger breaches. TeamSHATTER reports on data breaches in the higher education vertical throughout […]

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Another University Data Breach Affects 25k – This Time at Salem State U.

Another year, another university data breach – and just in time for March Madness.  I’ve written at length about the data breach risks unique to the university IT ecosystem and the problem isn’t going away.  A university data breach at Salem State University affects 25,000 former and current students, exposing social security numbers and other […]

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