Yale data breach discovered 10 years too late

Yale University discovered it suffered a data breach — 10 years ago. The Yale data breach occurred at some point between April 2008 and January 2009, but officials are unsure exactly when. The Yale data breach included sensitive data such as names, Social Security numbers and birth dates on an unknown number of people, as well as some email addresses and physical addresses.

Because the Yale data breach happened so long ago, the University claimed it did not have much information on how it occurred. The breach was discovered in June 2018 when the school’s IT was “testing its servers for vulnerabilities and discovered a log that revealed the intrusion.”

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