Ca: SFU reviewing security measures after data breach exposes personal information

Katya Slepian reports:

Simon Fraser University has been hit by a data breach, a spokesperson said Monday.

A spokesperson said the breach affected the personal information of students, staff, faculty, retirees and alumni last week. All groups were notified via email, the spokesperson said.

In a statement, the university the breach happened on Thursday and was “identified and corrected” on Friday.

Read more on Surrey Now-Leader, but you won’t find out how the breach happened or what kind of breach it was as they don’t seem to report that.   Straight provides additional details, including that this appeared to be a ransomware attack.

 

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