University of Mississippi Medical Center admits data breach

The Clarion-Ledger reports that an employee of the University of Mississippi Medical Center mistakenly attached a spreadsheet containing 2,279 students’ personal information to a mass eMail sent on August 21, 2013 informing students of changes being made to the school’s health insurance. Data contained in the spreadsheet included the students’ names, Social Security numbers, GPAs, race, gender, birthdates, mailing addresses and phone numbers. In the hour after the mass eMail was sent, the university sent four recall e-mails, then began to remove the remaining eMails manually from the students’ webmail accounts.

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