University of Alaska Students and Faculty Members Data Breach

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A data breach has compromised the personal information of University of Alaska students and faculty members.

The University of Alaska has confirmed a data breach incident that compromised the personal information of its students and faculty members. On its official website, the university said that the incident exposed several sensitive information and that it was followed by reports of unauthorised access to user accounts.

An official investigating the incident said: “On or around March 28, 2018, the investigation determined that an unauthorized user also may have accessed certain email accounts between January 31, 2018, and February 15, 2018. 

“It may include an individual’s name, government issued identification number, date of birth, digital signature, driver’s license number, usernames and/or passwords, financial account numbers, health and/or health insurance information, passport number, and UA student identification number. For certain individuals, Social Security number may also have been present in the affected email accounts.”

Following the discovery of the data breach, the university worked together with external experts to prevent further damage, handle the investigation and determine the extent.

A similar incident involving millions of records has also been reported by Georgia Institute of Technology recently.