Ca: Simon Fraser University warns cyberattack exposed personal information of about 200,000 students, staff and alumni
Simon Fraser University is warning its school community about a cyberattack that breached a server which stored information on student and employee ID numbers and other data, including admissions or academic standing.
The school says about 200,000 people were affected by the breach.
The university said its Information Technology Services staff discovered the attack on one of the school’s servers on Feb. 5 and isolated the server.
Read more on CBC. Curiously, they report that last year in February, SFU was hit with a ransomware attack that impacted 250,000. So what did the university do after that attack to prevent a recurrence, and how did this attack occur?