Personal data from the records of more than 300,000 University of Maryland (UMD) students, faculty, staff, and various personnel were exposed in a massive data breach Feb. 19.

The data breach, announced Feb. 20, could include personal information of anyone who has been issued a university ID since 1998.

maryland-university-attackUMD President Wallace Loh said in a statement that the breach was a result of a "sophisticated computer security attack" on a "specific database of records maintained by our IT Division."

Those who leveled the cyberattack on the university's database had a "very...

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