University of North Carolina notifies 6000 individuals affected by Data Breach

University of North Carolina is investigating a data breach in which files containing more than 6,000 people's personal information inadvertently became accessible on the Internet.

The exposed information including Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, Tax id belong to current and former University employees, students and vendors.

The university came to know about this incident on Nov. 11, it immediately started forensic investigation.

According to their investigation, the safeguards protecting the files public access were accidentally disabled during the maintenance of one computer on July 30.

The university also learned that Google also indexed the link to the file. So, they asked Google to remove the index. On Nov. 23, Google removed the link from their database.

On Dec. 13 , the university began notifying those individual affected by this data breach.
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