Northwest Florida State College Suffers Data Breach, Affecting Nearly 300,000 Students And Employees

Posted October 15, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Education with 0 comments

A data breach has turned scores of Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) employees into victims of identity theft in the aftermath of a massive data breach affecting nearly 300,000 people, including current and former students.

The employee data was breached between May 21 and Sept. 24 after one or more hackers accessed a folder on the school’s main server. According to school officials, an internal review between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5 revealed that 76,000 current and former students of Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) had their personal information exposed in the breach, as did approximately 200,000 students from Florida who were eligible for the Bright Futures scholarships for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years.

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