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Former Hopkins grad students' personal data exposed online


Baltimore Sun - (Maryland) Johns Hopkins University officials notified 2,166 former students that their Social Security numbers were exposed to potential hackers after discovering March 19 that the information was stored on a server which was available on the Internet. The files were taken offline and the university does not believe the information was accessed maliciously but found that the records were retrieved a few dozen times, potentially by search engines or web crawlers.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:03