University of Virginia

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 6, 2012
Charlottesville , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

300 (Unknown number of SSNs)

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Between 300 and 350 transcripts from Summer Language Institute applicants were accessible through the University of Virginia website.  The human error was discovered when a student searched Google for an image of himself.  Students who applied to the University's program within the last two years may have had their names, transcript information, and Social Security numbers exposed.  Technology experts at the University blocked public access to the information and asked Google to remove its cache of the sensitive pages on June 5, 2012.  It is unclear how long the information was available.