University of Maryland gets hacked
February 21 , 2014
Your personal records at the University of Maryland may have been stolen if you were issued an ID by the institute anytime after 1988.
Reports suggest that a hacker gained access to over 300k records of students, faculty and staff at 4 am Tuesday. According to officials, personal information including Social Security numbers was coped but no academic, financial or health records were stolen.
The Chief Information Officer noted that the attack was "sophisticated" and the attackers "worked their way around a good deal of security in order to get a very specific set of data they wanted to go after."
Investigations are ongoing and the institution is expected to provide free monitoring for a year to those affected.