Breach, Data Security, Malware

Malware behind payment card breach at University of Central Florida

A malware infection is to blame for a payment card data breach affecting at least 230 University of Central Florida students, according to Orlando, Florida NBC affiliate WESH, citing school officials.

Following last month's discovery of the breach, investigators found malware on computer systems used at the retail and food locations Asian Chao, Huey Magoo's and the Corner Cafe inside the UCF student union, has reported. All three entities are managed by the same company.

The payment card breach is apparently unrelated to a previous breach incident, discovered in January, in which the Social Security numbers of 63,000 students and faculty members were illegally accessed.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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