university of iowa data breach

I have not been made aware of being a victim (or potential victim) in any of the large-scale data breaches so far (I don’t shop at Marshals/TJX and I only use one credit card for the most part anyway…I still like cash the most!), but I know someday I will. A little closer to home, I see this morning that “more than a thousand” people have been notified about a data breach at the University of Iowa. Why this breach only exposed “more than a thousand” people, I’m not sure. All the other tired prerequisite PR notes are given such as “No evidence that personal information is being misused…”. I have no evidence that I might be involved in a car accident today, but that won’t stop it from possibly happening.

While this is closer to home, I will note I graduated from Iowa State University, not U of I.