May 152015

Quoting Bloomberg Press:

Penn State University, which develops sensitive technology for the U.S. Navy, disclosed Friday that Chinese hackers have been sifting through the computers of its engineering school for more than two years.

Over five hundred partners in government and industry have been notified of the breach, and thousands of students are being notified that personal information (including social security numbers) has been carried off.

College Park officials should take this kind of news to heart when reflecting on the fact that we still haven’t fully repaired systems here following the prominent data breach over a year ago. Of course, for as close as we are with the Confucius Institute we’ve probably left things open to save them the bother of breaking in.

 Posted by at 8:19 pm on May 15, 2015