University of Mississippi Medical Center

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2013
Jackson , MS
United States
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
2 279
Year of Breach: 
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An employee of the University of Mississippi Medical Center accidentally attached a spreadsheet with sensitive information to an email that went out to students.  The email was sent on August 21 and the spreadsheet contained student names, Social Security numbers, GPAs, race, gender, dates of birth, mailing addresses, and phone numbers.  The breach was discovered within hours and the University used a combination of asking students to delete the email and manually removing the email from students' webmail accounts.  The email was meant to alert students to changes being made to the school's health insurance.