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Intrusion May Affect 34,000 at University of South Carolina

DATA LOSS—U.S.

August 22, 2012

Officials at the University of Southern Carolina have begun notifying approximately 34,000 individuals with connections to the school of a potential data breach, The State reports. The intrusion was discovered three months ago and may have exposed names, addresses and Social Security numbers of current and former students, staff and researchers dating back to 2005. According to the report, this is the sixth breach affecting the school. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Director Beth Givens has questioned why it took the university 11 weeks to notify affected individuals. A school official said, “We favored being as accurate and comprehensive as possible.”
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