University of Virginia information technology systems compromised by hackers

Ella Shoup reports:

Several portions of the University’s information technology systems were illegally accessed by “sophisticated attackers originating in China” earlier this year, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Hogan said in an email Friday to members of the University community.

The University first became aware of a possible breach when notified by federal authorities and later confirmed the attack on June 11. With the services of international cybersecurity firm Mandiant and federal authorities, the University concluded in its investigation no personal information was accessed.

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