University of Alaska suffers cybersecurity breach

first_imgThe Mat-Su University of Alaska campus suffered a security breach. Logo from University of Alaska.The University of Alaska is reporting a security breach. An email issued Tuesday says UA became aware of the cyber attack several months ago, and there’s no evidence that personal information was accessed or stolen. It says the breach occurred at the university’s Mat-Su campus, and that over 5400 names and social security numbers were on the hacked system.Listen nowIndividuals whose information was vulnerable have received letters detailing protections being offered through Oregon based “ID Experts”, including insurance reimbursement for any possible fraudulent charges.The UA email also says university employees and faculty will be required this fall to participate in Information Security Awareness training, which will include education on what lead to the recent security breach.last_img

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