Unauthorized Access to Georgia Tech Database exposes 1.3 Million

2019, April, Breaches

Who: Georgia Tech

# of Accounts Breached: 1.3 million
What was affected: Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and birth dates.

When it happened: Late March 2019

How it happened: Georgia Tech said its database was accessed by an “unknown outside entity” in late March​ and said it “immediately corrected the impacted application.”

Outcome: Officials said the U.S. Department of Education and University System of Georgia have been notified, and, “Those whose data was exposed will be contacted as soon as possible regarding available credit monitoring services.”
Students said they received an email from Georgia Tech’s vice president of information technology explaining the breach.

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