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Nebraska university security breach could affect 650,000

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

While a computer breach at a university is bad enough, it could be made worse if the breach covered not only student information but financial data of their parents as well.

Recently, the University of Nebraska at Omaha disclosed that someone had illegally accessed records of more than 650,000 students, staff and alumni at the university. However, it was also announced that the breached database included personal records for students and their parents, if they applied for financial aid.


In addition to the alumni records, bank information of some 30,000 students, their Social Security numbers, addresses, housing information, financial aid records and transcripts were compromised.

“When an incident happens we bring all of the necessary resources. We had probably 25 to 30 individuals working on this since the moment it happened,” said a university spokesperson.

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