University of New Mexico Foundation notifies community of data breach

Jessica Dyer reports:

A month after discovering a computer server breach that may have compromised personal information for about 23,000 people, the University of New Mexico Foundation has begun sending notification letters about the incident.

The foundation on Monday mailed letters to the “potentially affected” donors, annuitants, foundation employees and vendors, according to a spokeswoman for UNM’s fundraising organization.

Read more on Albuquerque Journal.  This is not the first time UNM has gotten negative coverage for taking a month to contact people about a data breach. I’m not sure why the media/critics find one month somewhat outrageously long. Curiously, they don’t report the date of the breach itself – just the discovery date.

When did this breach occur and how long did it take UNM to discover it?

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