(update) GA: Up to 170,000 Valdosta State grades, other information breached

Arek Sarkissian II reports:

A Valdosta State server that was reported as being breached last month could have exposed the information of up to 170,000 students and faculty, the university said on Thursday.

Valdosta State officials reported the discovery of a breach on Dec. 11 and estimated it began on Nov. 11. On Thursday, the university said the grades and social security numbers of up to 170,000 students and faculty were exposed in the breach and it was unknown whether any of the data were accessed, said Thressea Boyd, university spokeswoman.

Related: Valdosta State University web page on incident.

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