Ohio University has struggled as of late with hackers. Actually, struggle isn’t doing the problem justice. The institution has been hacked time and time….uh…..again. And after they ignored warnings over faulty security to boot.
Now they are being sued. Class action status is being pursued, with ongoing credit monitoring and damages for identity theft losses being the bounty.
As John Burns, OU’s legal affairs director noted on the lawsuit:
“We’ll review it and we’ll defend it.”
How do you defend five hacks, and a possible class action lawsuit seeking reasonable assistance with potential problems caused solely by your negligence? Or better, why do you defend against it?
The lack of accountability, as well as the arrogance, in institutions, is astonishing.