Mysterious Algonquin College cyber attack could affect thousands

Kelly Egan reports:

Even weeks after its discovery, Algonquin College is still not sure how many current and former students and employees are affected by a cyber attack that breached data banks.

However, a news release on Friday suggested thousands could be impacted after one of the college’s servers was “compromised” by a hacker.

It is, after all, a huge educational community: about 21,000 full-time students, another 42,000 registered in continuing education and 4,400 full and part-time employees and an alumni roster of 180,000 students.

It’s unclear what kind of information might be at risk — personal, financial or academic.

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