File Server Illegally Accessed at California State University, Stanislaus

August 15, 2005

CSU Stansislaus

On August 11, 2005, a file server in the Financial Services Department at California State University, Stanislaus was accessed without authorization by an outside source.

An audit of the server revealed a database of personal confidential information which included the names and Social Security numbers of 877 student workers who have worked for the University since October 2004. The breach was quickly identified by Information Technology staff and immediate action was taken to secure the computers.

While the University has no evidence indicating that any of the studentsí information was accessed, as a precaution, the University is sending letters to all 877 workers to make them aware of the breach. No official student records were compromised in the incident.

University officials have informed students in the letters how to contact one of the three national credit-reporting agencies to initiate a free fraud-alert process.

Students with questions or concerns may contact Financial Services at 667-3976.

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