TEISS: Yale University data breach compromised social security numbers of staff

July 31, 2018 — 10 years after the breach, during a security audit, the institution discovered the breach.

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by TEISS, disclosing that the extent of the breach, while wide-reaching with personally identifiable information, did not include payment information for any students or faculty. Despite the late discovery of the 2008 breach, they had already moved away from using SSNs as identifiers for students, and are now offering identity monitoring services to those impacted.

Although financial information was not exposed, even having your social security number, name, address, and date of birth stolen can still cause problems.
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