A spokesman for UH said the data of about 28,000 current and former employees and students was compromised in June, 2023. The criminal entity — which UH said had a confirmed history of posting stolen information when an agreement was not reached — put officials on notice.
College officials said they made the difficult decision to prevent sensitive information of tens of thousands from being dumped on the internet.
The payout was in the low six-figure range and officials said it was less than $250,000. Officials said the money did not come straight from taxpayers, but indirectly through State-funded insurance.