- Associated Press - Friday, May 2, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Maricopa County Community College District over a computer security breach last year.

The Arizona Republic (https://bit.ly/R8ZZd7) reports the breach exposed the personal information of more than 2.4 million people.

It was was discovered in April 2013. Those affected included current and former students, staff and vendors going back more than three decades.

The information that was exposed included staff members’ banking information and social security numbers and students’ academic information.

The suit seeks $2,500 on behalf of each plaintiff. It says the district was negligent by not protecting the personal information of people in the system.

The district has authorized spending about $17 million to deal with the incident, including $10 million for credit monitoring and remediation.


Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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