The New York Times reports universities have been steady targets for hackers in recent years. In 2012 alone, more than 50 universities including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell and Princeton suffered breaches that compromised personal information.
Maryland's president said the college needs to do more to harden its systems against attacks.
"We recently doubled the number of our IT security engineers and analysts. Obviously, we need to do more and better, and we will." (Via Los Angeles Times)
The university is offering a year of free credit monitoring to those affected by the breach.
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