Phishing scam targets St. Louis Community College; private information exposed
Kevin S. Held reports:
More than 5,100 St. Louis Community College students and employees had their personal information accessed via a phishing scam.
The data breach was discovered on January 13, according to a spokesperson for the college.
Cybercriminals targeted employees and students through “a series of email phishing attacks” which ultimately gave them access to data stored in employee email accounts. That information included names, personal and work cellphone numbers, college email and personal email addresses, dates of birth, and addresses. Seventy-one people had their Social Security numbers compromised as well.
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