Student, employee records accessed in university data breach - WNEM TV 5

Student, employee records accessed in university data breach

Posted: Updated:
Stock photo Stock photo
EAST LANSING, MI (AP) -

Records for 449 current and former Michigan State University students and employees have been accessed during a breach of a school server.

The school says an unauthorized party gained access to the records Sunday and that the server was taken offline within 24 hours of the breach.

The database contained about 400,000 records that included names, social security numbers and university identification numbers. It did not contain passwords, or financial, academic or health information.

Records exposed are to faculty, staff and students employed by the school between 1970 and last Sunday, or students since 1991.

Campus police are working with federal authorities in the investigation.

Michigan State is offering free credit monitoring to individuals who may be affected by the breach.

Copyright 2016 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
<div id="csFooter"> <div class="csFooterCol csFirst"> <img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wnem/custom/2012/images/footer_wnem.png" alt="WNEM"> </div> <div class="csFooterCol"> <h3><a href="/category/208683/news">News</a></h3> <h3><a href="/category/218258/saginaw-photos">Photos</a></h3> <h3><a href="/video">Video</a></h3> </div> <div class="csFooterCol"> <h3><a href="/weather">Weather</a></h3> <ul> <li><a href="/category/211233/7-day-forecast">7-Day Forecast</a></li> <li><a href="/category/211231/radar">Doppler Radar</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="csFooterCol"> <h3><a href="/category/208684/sports">Sports</a></h3> <h3><a href="/category/209619/about-us">About WNEM</a></h3> <h3><a href="http://www.meredith.com/viewjobopenings">Job Openings</a></h3> </div> <div class="csFooterCol csLast"> <h3><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/wnem-tv" target="_blank">Online Public File</a></h3> <ul> <li><a href="/story/14910365/closed-caption-concerns">Closed Captioning</a></li> <li><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/wnem-tv/programs-list/" target="_blank">Children's Programming</a></li> <li><a href="/story/14876769/fcceeo-reports">FCC/EEO Public File Report</a></li> <li><a href="/story/19706808/public-file-contact-information">Public File Contact</a></li> </ul> </div> <div id="csFooterBottom"> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.worldnow.com/" class="csLogoWN"><img border="0" alt="Powered by WorldNow" src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncorp/logos/worldnow_blue.png"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cnn.com/" class="csLogoCNN"><img border="0" alt="CNN" src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/meredith/custom/2012/images/cnn.png"></a> <div id="csFooterBottomText"> All content &copy; 2018, <span>WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station)</span> . All Rights Reserved.<br> For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/30079230/this-web-sites-privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, and <a href="/story/18991/this-sites-terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//www.aboutads.info/choices" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> </div> </div>