Washington Post: U-Md. computer security attack exposes 300,000 records
More than 300,000 personal records for faculty, staff and students who have received identification cards at the University of Maryland were compromised in a computer security breach this week, school officials said.
The breach occurred about 4 a.m. Tuesday, when an outside source gained access to a secure records database that holds information dating to 1998. Brian Voss, vice president and chief information officer at U-Md., said officials think that whoever got into the database duplicated the information, which includes names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and university identification numbers for 309,079 people affiliated with the school on its College Park and Shady Grove campuses.