Private data errantly placed on university server

The payroll information of approximately 6,500 employees at University of Toledo in Ohio was potentially compromised when it was accidentally placed on a server, which was accessible by all employees.

What type of personal information? Names, Social Security numbers and addresses.

What happened? A payroll department employee who was authorized to be working with data inadvertently moved it to a temporary folder, where it was accessible for 24 hours. Forty-four files were moved; five contained personal information.

What was the response?The university notified the 6,488 affected individuals by letter.

Details: Officials doubt any of the data will be misused.

Source:, The Toledo Blade, UT tells employees of potential data breach, April 13.

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