The University of Delaware (UD) was among the schools victimized in a deluge of higher education data security breaches this summer.

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Other Delaware schools are now taking precautions in the aftermath of a hack that exposed personal information for more than 72,000 current and former employees.

UD's early-August security breach was due to a third-party software the school had been using, Karl Hassler, associate director of IT Network Systems and Services at UD, said in an interview with Newsworks.


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