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E-mail Hack Exposes Student Data at Oregon State (Campus Technology)

"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

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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.