Breach snobs

So Harvard gets hacked and dozens of media outlets dutifully headline it.

But when millions of students, faculty, and staff at Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) had their hacked personal and financial information up for sale after MCCCD failed to properly secure their network following an earlier hack, most media outlets never even mentioned it – and still don’t.

To date, there has been no public response by either the U.S. Education Department or the Federal Trade Commission to the MCCCD breach in 2013.

So what’s the take-home message? If you’re not attending an Ivy League school, don’t expect the media and your government to really give a damn about the security of your information?


About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.