University of Central Florida settles hacking case

There’s an update to the University of Central Florida breach that was first disclosed in early 2016. The Orlando Sentinel reports:

The University of Central Florida has agreed to spend an additional $1 million annually to protect students’ and employees’ personal information, according to a legal settlement reached with former students in the wake of a hacking that exposed 63,000 Social Security numbers.

UCF agreed to add three information security positions, designate a full-time internal senior information security auditor and tighten access to personal information, as part of the settlement filed in Orange Circuit Court late last year.

The FBI’s Jacksonville office investigated the incident, which became public in early 2016, but has not released information on how it happened.

Read more on Orlando Sentinel, but this is part of what’s wrong with these settlements:

The five plaintiffs named in the suit will each receive $500, and the university will pay $64,200 for attorney fees and costs.

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