Maricopa County Community College security breach update: So-called whistleblower Miguel Corzo fired

The so-called whistleblower in the Maricopa Community College security breach scandal lost his job Tuesday night, and for the first time we heard exclusively from Maricopa Community Colleges' Chancellor.

Board members were not all on the same page, three voting in favor of firing Miguel Corzo and two opposed.  Corzo was one of the men who says he found the data breach back in 2010. 

He's told ABC15's Joe Ducey that he sent several emails trying to fix the problem, but that nothing happened until November 2013.

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That's when more than two million people got letters saying their information might have been compromised.  Tuesday the school's chancellor said he had no idea what was happening and that Corzo needed to be fired for his involvement.

"But moving forward my job, my responsibility is to make sure it never happens again. In an organization this large, even when you trust and verify, stuff happens. But you will believe all of our internal controls will be heightened in many different ways for checks and balances," Chancellor Rufus Glasper said.

Corzo maintains he didn't do anything wrong and that he didn't deserve to be fired. 

You can count on the ABC15 Investigators to keep on top of this still developing story.

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