12 UNC employees’ personal information comprised in cybersecurity breach

Tommy Wood reports:

The private information of 12 University of Northern Colorado employees was compromised last week after an “unknown person or group” accessed their profiles on Ursa, UNC’s online portal, according to a release from the university.

Whoever is responsible for the breach tried to log in to the employees’ Ursa accounts, then used the employees’ social security numbers to reset their passwords and access their accounts, UNC spokesman Nate Haas said. From there, they downloaded the employees’ electronic W2 forms. UNC believes the employees’ social security numbers were acquired outside the university.

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