Unauthorized Access on Georgia Tech Network Exposes Information for 1.3 Million Individuals
Unauthorized access to a Georgia Institute of Technology web application has exposed personal information for up to 1.3 million individuals, including some current and former faculty, students, staff and student applicants. Georgia Tech information security officials are working to determine the extent of the access and to identify the individuals who may be affected.
A central Georgia Tech database was accessed by an unknown outside entity. Georgia Tech’s cybersecurity team is conducting a thorough forensic investigation to determine precisely what information was extracted from the system, which may include names, addresses, social security numbers and birth dates.
The U.S. Department of Education and University System of Georgia have been notified, and those whose data was exposed will be contacted as soon as possible regarding available credit monitoring services.
In late March, Georgia Tech learned of the illegal access and immediately corrected the impacted application. Georgia Tech is committed to the privacy and security of its personal data and deeply regrets the potential impact on those affected.