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UMD Testifies to Congress on Massive Data Breach


he University of Maryland president testified in front of Congress Wednesday for the first time since a massive data breach embarrassed the university and exposed the private information of hundreds of thousands of past and current students, staff, and faculty.

Dr. Wallace Loh told a Senate committee the university has now moved most of its websites to the cloud, expunged 80 percent of its databases, and hired experts to improve its protections.

But the attacker used the anonymous browser ‘Tor’ which masks a user’s location, meaning no one may ever be caught.