- Application Security released its rankings of higher education "data breach madness" winners, a list of colleges and universities that experienced notable data breaches in 2012.
- The University of Nebraska topped the list this year with a reported breach of 654,000 records on May 25, and the list's "Final Four"--the top three of which also cracked the top 10 higher ed data breaches of all time--was rounded out by the University of North Carolina, Arizona State University and Northwest Florida State College.
- The list is released via Application Security's research arm, TeamShatter, which noted that 2012's total record breaches approached 2 million, second only to 2006's reported 2.03 million record breaches.
From the article:
Nobody knows who will win the NCAA Men's Division Basketball Championship; the final game won't happen until April 6. But just as surely as bracket mania strikes the country this month in response to college basketball, so too does Application Security release the final rankings of this year's dubious roster of higher education "data breach madness" winners. ...