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4/3/2019
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Georgia Tech Cyberattack Exposes Data of 1.3 Million People

Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and birth dates may have been pilfered in the attack.

Georgia Tech this week revealed that an attacker infiltrated a central database and stole personal information on up to 1.3 million current and former faculty, students, staff, and university applicants. 

The unknown attacker or attackers broke in via a Georgia Institute of Technology Web application, according to the university, which said it discovered the breach in late March. Georgia Tech security officials are investigating the attack to determine the scope, including what information may have been stolen - names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and birth dates.

"The U.S. Department of Education and University System of Georgia have been notified, and those whose data was exposed will be contacted as soon as possible regarding available credit monitoring services," Georgia Tech said in a statement on its website.

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REISEN1955,
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4/3/2019 | 10:09:53 AM
Small blessings
IF a person has never had any business at all with a hacked location - then very little data to be hacked!  I have had zip to do with Georgia tech and only moved to Georgia 4 years ago.  I think I am safe on this one. 
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