Major Privacy Breach at UCLA
Hackers have gained access to a database containing personal information on 800,000 current and former UCLA students.
This is barely worth writing about: yet another database attack exposing personal information. My guess is that everyone in the U.S. has been the victim of at least one of these already. But there was a particular section of the article that caught my eye:
Jim Davis, UCLA’s associate vice chancellor for information technology, described the attack as sophisticated, saying it used a program designed to exploit a flaw in a single software application among the many hundreds used throughout the Westwood campus.
“An attacker found one small vulnerability and was able to exploit it, and then cover their tracks,” Davis said.
It worries me that the associate vice chancellor for information technology doesn’t understand that all attacks work like that.