[ April 03, 2019 ]
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on Tuesday revealed that “an unknown outside entity” had gained unauthorized access to a database storing the details of 1.3 million individuals.
Organization says the names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, and internal identification numbers of up to 1.3 million students and student applicants, current and former faculty, and staff may have been compromised.
Georgia Tech has started notifying potentially impacted individuals, but it’s still working on determining who exactly is affected. The organization may decide to offer free protection services to those impacted by the breach.
The U.S. Department of Education and University System of Georgia (USG) have also been notified.
This could turn out to be one of the biggest data breaches suffered by a university in the United States.