Breach at Maricopa Community Colleges may cost $14 million

Mary Beth Faller reports:

A massive data breach at Maricopa Community Colleges was a result of staff errors in the information technology department, and the estimated cost of fixing the problem and aiding victims could rise as high as $14 million.

An official with the Maricopa County Community College District said an outside consultant had determined that the April data breach, in which personal information of current and former students and employees may have been exposed, was due to substandard performance of IT workers.

“When Maricopa investigated the system, we found vulnerabilities that resulted from employee conduct that did not meet Maricopa’s standards and expectations,” college district spokesman Tom Gariepy said.

Read more on  Previous coverage of the breach on this blog can be found here and here.

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  1. Latosha - December 21, 2013

    Someone needs to be giving me a call asap.I received a very disturbing letter and I’m scared for me and my kids sake.someone needs to take care of my pain and me at [telephone number and name deleted by]

    Editor’s Note: Do NOT give out your personal information like this online, folks! And keep in mind that posting your personal info here with a request to MCCCD does nothing as they may never even see your message. If you want to speak to them, call them or write them.

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