LA: Data Breach at University of Louisiana at Monroe impacts recent graduates
ULM [the University of Louisiana at Monroe] says they experienced a data security breach on Tuesday when a employee’s email account was accessed by an unauthorized individual.
This security breach may have compromised the personal information of students who graduated from ULM in Fall 2013, and Spring 2014.
The university says data security measures have been reinforced with the ULM Foundation staff. In addition, ULM is strengthening data security measures.
I cannot seem to find any notice on ULM’s website. According to ULM’s archived press releases, however, it would appear that approximately 1,394 students graduated in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
ULM media contacts were not immediately available to respond to email inquiries requesting more details about the breach, but I will update this post as more information becomes available.
Update of 8-22-14: It seems the employee fell for a phishing attempt. ULM has not responded to the inquiries I sent them yesterday requesting more details about the incident. If/when they do, I will update this post.