Va. Tech: HR cyberattack the result of human error
- An Aug. 28 cyberattack on Virginia Tech's human resources department was reportedly the result of human error.
- Though the exact details weren't revealed, the slip-up gave hackers access to more than a decade's worth of data including driver's license numbers, resumes and employment and educational history from about 145,000 job applicants.
- The university sent letters to the 17,000 whose driver's license numbers were exposed, but there have so far been no reported identity thefts connected to the breach.
Cyberattacks have become a larger threat to universities in recent years, requiring increased diligence in combating threats to their accumulated student and employee data. Virginia Tech alone faces thousands of attempted breaches on a daily basis, according to spokesman Larry Hincker.
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