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3 University System employees on leave after data breach

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GRAND FORKS — Three North Dakota University System employees who dealt in IT security have been put on administrative leave following a massive security breach last winter.

The personal information of more than 290,000 current and past students was vulnerable for four months before the hack was noticed Feb. 7. Several agencies looked into the security breach and found that the hacked server was most likely used as a “launch pad” for an overseas entity to access other servers.

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