NC: Probe of UNCG security breach finds fewer people put at risk

Ryan Seals reports:

A computer breach discovered at UNCG in December didn’t effect as many students and employees as once thought, officials said Wednesday.

An investigation of the breach, which was caused by a computer virus, revealed that a possible 275 people may have been impacted from the data loss.

The breach was traced to a computer in the university’s Accounting Services office that contained payroll data, according to an e-mail sent to students, faculty and staff.

That figure has been dropped from the original 2,500 employees and students thought impacted in December, officials said.

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