SC: 34,000 exposed in U. South Carolina breach

Andrew Shain reports:

The University of South Carolina said today that confidential information about 34,000 people could have been exposed in a hacker attack on the College of Education’s web server.

The school said it discovered the breach on June 6.

No evidence was found that the hackers accessed every record on this server, but USC has sent notifications to everyone with information in the database to place fraud alerts on their credit files.

Read more on The State.

When did they send these notifications? And were they, as seems possible, storing Social Security Numbers on the server? If so, I’d like to know why they were still storing/using SSN’s.

There is no statement or notice on the university’s web site at the time of this posting.

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