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SNHU still investigating database leak exposing over 140,000 records

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    Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) says they're still investigating how a database containing some student and class information was exposed to the public. The database was discovered by researcher Chris Vickery shortly before Christmas.

    Vickery turned to Salted Hash for assistance in resolving the matter, as previous attempts to contact the university were stalled due to a lack of contact options.

    A former SNHU student contacted by Salted Hash was able to connect us to the university's Information Security Officer on December 15, 2015. After our email containing IP and DNS information was sent, the contact reacted swiftly to secure the exposed database.

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