University of Alaska data breach affects employees, students

KTVA reports:

A data breach at the University of Alaska has affected dozens of current and former employees and students according to university officials, who say action is being taken on the matter.

According to a UA statement, word first reached security officials when users started reporting “an inability to access their password-protected accounts.” Services affected by the outage included Blackboard Learn, Google mail and UAOnline.

A total of 50 people’s accounts have been affected by the breach, which is being investigated by the university system’s Office of Information Technology, along with IT and security teams at UA campuses. According to their investigation, “user passwords had been changed by a third party.”

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