"A mid-June data breach at Oregon State University exposed personally identifiable information of 636 students and their families. According to the university, the data breach occurred when an employee's e-mail account was hacked by external people and used to send phishing e-mails across the country. The early investigation by the university IT organization and outside forensics specialists found several documents in the employee's inbox containing the personal information."—Source: Campus Technology
WHY THIS MATTERS:
Another day, another higher ed data breach. Chalk this up as another cautionary tale — hackers are targeting institutions in a big way.