Published on February 21st, 2014 📆 | 8046 Views ⚑0
Hackers compromised 300k personal records from University of Maryland
Hackers breached University of Maryland's computer and compromised data belong to more than 300,000 people affiliated with the school on its College Park and Shady Grove campuses.Details of students, staffs have been compromised in this security breach. The accessed information includes Social Security numbers, names, birth dates and university ids, reports TwinCities.com
On Tuesday, 4 a.m, an Intruder gained access to a database containing information dating to 1998. Other than stealing the data, the hacker didn't do any damage for the server.University President Wallace D. Loh. said school officials are investigating the security breach and trying their best to prevent such kind of attacks in future.Loh said they are also working with Law enforcements authorities. Computer forensics experts are examining the logs to determine how intruders gained access.University plans to offer one year free credit card monitoring service to those who affected by this breach.