U. New Hampshire notifies 26 students after professor’s computer accessed by unauthorized individual

The University of New Hampshire has notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office of a breach that occurred on March 16.

According to the letter, a professor’s computer was accessed by an “unauthorized non-UNH agent.” It’s not clear from the letter  whether someone had physical access to the computer or if this was a hack, but 26 students’ class records were on the computer. Those records included the students’ Social Security numbers, which were formerly used as student identifiers. In response to the breach, the school had the files removed from the professor’s computer.

The school reports that it was unable to determine conclusively whether the files had been viewed or copied (which makes me think this was a hack), but has offered affected students one year of Experian ProtectMyID.

You can read their notification letter here (pdf).

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