Virginia Commonwealth University has reported that a school server including personal data of more than 176,000 current and former faculty, staff, students and affiliates has been hacked. The University is notifying everyone who may have been affected. The University says that it believes the likelihood that the data included in the files was compromised is “very low.” The breach was first discovered on October 24th.
Data included either a name or electronic identification, Social Security number and, in some cases, date of birth, contact information and various programmatic or departmental information. The school says the server was taken offline and a forensic investigation was launched in an effort to identify what had happened and what led to the compromise. VCU says it has been working with local and federal officials during the investigation.
Source: Claims Journal
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