Purdue Calumet possibly hacked

Carmen McCollum reports:

A student data system at Purdue University Calumet may have been hacked.

Purdue Calumet spokesman Wes Lukoshus said the university received information Tuesday night that one of its information systems that includes student information was vulnerable. It was someone from the West Lafayette campus who identified the vulnerability of one of Purdue Calumet systems and notified local campus officials, he said.

“The vulnerability was addressed immediately upon discovery,” Lukoshus said Wednesday. “The university is investigating how the vulnerability occurred and over what period of time.”

The types of data that may have been affected by the vulnerability include directory information such as student name, address, phone number and date of birth. Directory information does not include credit card information or Social Security numbers. Data is considered secure and students need not take any action.

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