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Georgia Tech Data Breach Exposed 1.3 Million Records

by Abeerah Hashim
Georgia Tech data breach

Another data breach comes up exposing more than a million records – this time, it is the Georgia Institute of Technology. Allegedly, some unauthorized access to the institution’s web application resulted in the Georgia Tech data breach exposing of 1.3 million records including students and employees.

Georgia Tech Data Breach Revealed A Million Records

Recently, the Georgia Institute of Technology suffered a security breach as disclosed in their press release. The Georgia Tech data breach allegedly exposed 1.3 million records following unauthorized access to the institution’s network.

Presently, the institute has an enrollment of around 27,000 students and the faculty. As stated in the Georgia Tech press release, the breach exposed details of some present and former students and staff.

“Unauthorized access to a Georgia Institute of Technology web application has exposed personal information for up to 1.3 million individuals, including some current and former faculty, students, staff and student applicants.”

Georgia Tech has not yet disclosed the kind of data exposed during the incident. However, they suspect, it may include personal information, such as the names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers.

Affected Individuals Being Determined

Georgia Tech stated that they have reported the matter to the University System of Georgia and U.S. Department of Education. For now, the officials continue with the investigations to determine the individuals affected by the breach.

“Those whose data was exposed will be contacted as soon as possible regarding available credit monitoring services.”

However, it is not yet clear whether they would offer these services for free or not.

Georgia Tech confirmed that they fixed the vulnerability as soon as they noticed the breach in late March. They further pledge to take care of the privacy and security of their data.

“Georgia Tech is committed to the privacy and security of its personal data and deeply regrets the potential impact on those affected.”

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