University of North Carolina

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2013
Chapel Hill , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
3 500
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A cyber attack on two servers resulted in the exposure of employee information.  The servers were at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Employees, contractors, and visiting lecturers at the Lineberger Center may have had their Social Security numbers or passport numbers exposed.  The breach was discovered in May of 2012 and notifications were sent in December of 2012.  Fewer than 15 people who were subjects in research studies were also affected by the breach.