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Georgia Tech reveals data breach, 1.3 million records exposed

The Georgia Institute of Technology has revealed a data breach which has potentially exposed information belonging to 1.3 million employees and students.

This week, Georgia Tech said the security failure occurred due to a web application which was vulnerable to outside entry.

An unknown threat actor managed to access a database connected to the application. The database contained personal information belonging to “some current and former faculty, students, staff and student applicants,” according to the academic institution.

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Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth may have been exposed. 

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