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BYU, Maine DHHS Report Breaches

DATA LOSS—U.S.

July 20, 2012

Officials at Brigham Young University are warning current and former students that their personal information was exposed in a June data breach, the Daily Herald reports. A university spokesperson said, “Because Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses may have been exposed, we decided to notify students.” Meanwhile, the state of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services director is apologizing for that department’s mishandling of the sensitive data of public assistance applicants, the Kennebec Journal reports.
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