Data security breach at Rutgers leaves the information of 1,700 students unprotected

Saige Francis reports:

On Nov. 8 and 9, Rutgers experienced a “data security” breach that left the information of nearly 1,700 students unprotected, said Neal Buccino, a University spokesperson.

This incident affected students in the Department of Computer Science and revealed information including Rutgers I.D. numbers, cumulative GPAs and Spring 2018 class schedules. Sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, addresses and financial information was not included in this data.

“Due to an administrative error, Rutgers University — New Brunswick experienced a data security incident from November 8 to November 9 that exposed limited academic data,” Buccino said in an email to The Daily Targum.

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