300,000 Records Hacked In U Of Maryland Data Breach

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 2:29 PM EST) -- The University of Maryland said on Wednesday that hackers stole records of more than 300,000 faculty, staff and students, including their names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and university identification numbers.

University President Wallace D. Loh said the school was the victim of a “sophisticated computer security attack” that exposed the records, and apologized, saying computer and data security are a very high priority for the university.

“A specific database of records maintained by our IT division was breached yesterday. That database contained 309,079 records...
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