IT manager fired following massive Maricopa college district breach

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Officials with Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), which announced a massive data breach in December 2013, voted to fire IT manager Miguel Corzo on Tuesday, according to an azfamily.com report.

The former IT manager said he was being made into a scapegoat, stating he went “above and beyond” to prevent “this embarrassment” by notifying the organization “over 12 times in 2012 alone,” the report quoted Corzo as saying.

Late last year, MCCCD began notifying nearly 2.5 million current and former students, employees and vendors that hackers penetrated weak computer defense infrastructure and compromised names, dates of birth, driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers and banking information.

In April, a class-action was filed against MCCCD over the seven-month delayed notification of the breach. By May, rising costs associated with the incident had nearly reached the $20 million mark. 

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