The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2015 (So Far)


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Harvard University

A July breach at Harvard University, following in the footsteps of eight other education breaches this year, highlighted growing security concerns around the higher-education market. The breach affected as many as eight schools and administrative offices, though it remains unclear what information was accessed by the hackers. Harvard wasn't the only university that was hit by a breach this year, with an announcement of two Penn State University breaches in May, which compromised the information of 18,000 people since the attack started in 2012. Solution providers at the time said the higher-education market faces challenges of tight budgets and a free-thinking culture but that these incidents showed more investment in security is needed.




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