Student files class action lawsuit against Syracuse University over data breach that affected 10,000

Michael Sessa reports:

A Syracuse University student affected by a data breach that exposed the names and Social Security numbers of nearly 10,000 students, alumni, and applicants is suing the university for negligence.

The class action lawsuit, which was filed in Onondaga County Supreme Court on Thursday, alleges that inadequate cybersecurity protocols and poor staff training at SU left thousands of people’s personally identifiable information vulnerable. The plaintiff filed the case after an unauthorized charge was made to his checking account following the breach. He is requesting a trial by jury.

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