University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2012
Charlotte , NC
United States
North Carolina US

UNC-Charlotte will post information about the breach here.  Those with questions may also call (855) 205-6937.

Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
350 000
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

An online security breach occurred at the UNC-Charlotte campus and was discovered on January 31.  It is unclear how much information could have been accessed. The number of people affected was not revealed.  An email alert was sent to students and staff on February 15 in order to inform them that a "potentially significant data exposure of its Information Systems" had occurred.  The University also stated that it had corrected the known issues related to the breach.

UPDATE (5/09/2012): Around 350,000 people had their Social Security numbers exposed. Financial information was also exposed.  A system misconfiguration and incorrect access settings caused a large amount of electronic data hosted by the University to be accessible from the Internet. One exposure issue affected general University systems over a period of about three months.  A second exposure issue affected the college of engineering systems for over a decade.