Records containing personal information of Southwest Mississippi Community College students and former students were leaked over the internet after a crashed server was brought back online.
How many victims? More than 7,000.
What type of personal information? Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, genders, races and grade point averages.
What was the response? Officials said the junior college hired a firm to help determine the extent of the breach and notify affected students by mail. The college is making a resource center available to students.
Details: Officials say the problem was corrected within a few hours.
It is common for security teams to forget that chats and email accounts that live on breached networks will no longer be secure, a variety of breach responders, negotiators, and preparation consultants told SC Media.
Germany-based Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences tested how well 56 combinations of browsers and operating systems are protected against 34 different XS-Leaks.