Hacked NU database has info on some parents
The University of Nebraska student and alumni database that was hacked last week included personal data of system employees and parents of students who applied for financial aid.
NU spokeswoman Melissa Lee told the Lincoln Journal Star on Sunday that possible exposure of personal data belonging to employees and the students' parents was discovered only recently.
The university announced Friday that someone had breached security and reached the database of more than 650,000 student and alumni records. Officials say there's no evidence the information was downloaded.
The data includes bank account information for as many as 30,000 students, along with the Social Security numbers, addresses, housing and financial aid information, grades and transcripts of hundreds of thousands of others. The system includes information for all four system campuses.
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