Data breach at Butler University exposes nearly 200K people

Emily Longnecker reports:

The personal information of nearly 200,000 people is at risk after hackers recently targeted Butler University.

This data breach exposed around 163,000 people, including faculty, staff, alumni, current students and even one-time prospective students who never actually wound up attending the university. Butler officials say they have reached out to those who were exposed and recommend everyone keep an eye on their bank accounts and credit scores.

Read more on WTHR.

The hack seems to have occurred between November 2013 and May 2014. Those affected have been offered a year of credit monitoring with Experian ProtectMyID.

Considering that the data were found in the possession of criminals by law enforcement, I’m not sure one year is likely to be satisfactory to those affected, especially since  SSN and date of birth were involved, apart from bank account information.

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