Data breach claims personal data for 300,000 Northwest Florida State College students and employees
- The personal information of nearly 300,000 people was compromised in a recent data breach at Northwest Florida State College, and those affected include around 76,000 current or former students, 3,200 current of retired employees, and 200,000 students eligible for Bright Futures scholarships in 2005 and 2006 who may have never even attended the school.
- Names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates were among the data stolen for all parties, but the stolen employee data also included direct deposit routing and account numbers.
- NWFSC became aware of the data breach, which occurred between May 1 and Sept. 24, during an October internal review and launched an investigation with an outside consultant and an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office cybercrimes expert.
From the article:
In a recent data breach at Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) the personal information of nearly 300,000 people, including 200,000 who may have had no connection to the school, was stolen. Individuals affected include approximately 76,000 former or current students, 3,200 current or retired employees, and 200,000 students who were eligible for Bright Futures scholarships in the school years beginning in 2005 and 2006. ...
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