2.4 million Maricopa County Community College employees, students exposed

maricopa-communityThis week, 2.4 million current and former students and employees of the Maricopa County Community College District received notices that their personal information might have been exposed as a result of a hack into the District’s computer system.

The data includes employees’ Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and bank account information, and students’ academic information. The district’s governing board is spending up to $7 million to notify and offer credit monitoring services to those potentially affected by mid-December 2013.

The FBI notified the district on April 29, 2013, that it had found a Web site offering data from the district’s IT system for sale.

The District said the breach was not disclosed for seven months because the District was investigating the extent of the exposure.

Firewalls and security procedures have been put into place. IT employees have faced disciplinary action, according to officials. “We started immediate steps to make the system secure, and it’s become progressively more secure as time has gone on,” he said.


10 Comments on "2.4 million Maricopa County Community College employees, students exposed"

  1. 2.4M? That in itself is a problem.

  2. Call to action | December 6, 2013 at 6:52 am |

    Well the Pima County Board of Supervisors and the Tucson City Council can take solace in the fact that another public governing board has the same idea of transparency that they embrace.

    Really, waiting until December 2nd to let people know their information was compromised in APRIL.

  3. Wayne B (rain) | December 6, 2013 at 7:53 am |

    ObamaCare ™ will be even worse. We need more cyber police and security.

  4. The NSA has all this information anyway. The administration acolytes again. What a surprise. Does anything this administration or for that matter any of our elected politicians shock us? It’s way past time folks. Get educated and thanks to ADI for helping us do that.

  5. PCC – are you watching this or ahead of this ?

  6. I attended there over 20+ years ago to take a JCL programming course for work. Why was my information still in active records after 20+ years. My informaton should have been mothballed long ago and simply no longer available through computer access.

    • I also wanted to say i dont trust the link they gave us for our free credit watch. First when you enter your code then you have to enter your SSN and that is bogus im not giving them my SSN. Then the site looks like it was coded by a 6yo. Plus the footer date of the site is 2012 so its not even kept current. Plus it shows ID theftsmart, and if you google ID theftsmart the website looks totally different than this one does. I would be very very wiery about entering anything into this site.

  7. Class action lawsuit anyone?

  8. I took one class for work at MCC back in 1990 or 91. I just got a letter saying that my information was part of this hacking. Why would my info still be in a computer at MCC after 20 years. How old is their computer records systems?

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