Georgia Tech reports:
Georgia Tech Human Resources notified employees Thursday morning of a data breach that occurred in Tech’s systems earlier this month.
On Dec. 12, a Georgia Tech employee conducted research on a trusted website that had been compromised by a malicious software known as ransomware. The ransomware infiltrated the employee’s computer, which was connected to Georgia Tech’s network, allowing access to a variety of files — some of which included sensitive, personal information of current and past Georgia Tech employees.
Although the system was compromised for less than 30 minutes, data elements such as names, Social Security numbers, addresses, benefit elections, and, in a few instances, bank account numbers were potentially exposed.
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