Data Breach at Syracuse University Leaves Almost 10,000 Names, SSNs Exposed

Data Breach at Syracuse University Leaves Almost 10,000 Names, SSNs Exposed

Posted February 11, 2021

Data Breach at Syracuse University Leaves Almost 10,000 Names, SSNs Exposed

  • The breach occurred sometime between Sept. 24 and Sept. 28, 2020, when an unauthorized individual accessed a Syracuse employee’s email account. The university launched its investigation in early January and discovered that emails and attachments in the account contained private information, like names and associated Social Security numbers.
  • In a statement to the SU campus newspaper, The Daily Orange, senior associate vice president Sarah Scalese said, “To date, we are unaware of any misuse of the information maintained in the employee’s email account, nor do we have any evidence that private, personal information was actually viewed.”
  • The university has not yet addressed the specifics of how the breach occurred. Nor have they addressed why they waited nearly a month between starting their investigation and informing those potentially affected.

– Matt Jones | February 11, 2021