LINCOLN (KPTM)- The University of Nebraska officials are speaking out Monday after an information breach leaked hundreds of thousands of student, alumni, and faculty data.
"We probably undergo daily, minute by minute, thousands of attacks from the outside of our systems," said Joshua Mauk, the University's information security officer. "It was a complicated and target attack on our system."
The system spans four campuses and 27 years, because information all the way back to 1985 was also hacked.
University officials said they've been working non-stop since Wednesday, May 23rd. "When an incident happens, we bring all of the necessary resources. We had probably 25 to 30 individuals working on this since the moment it happened," said Mauk.
Officials created http://www.nebraska.edu/security to keep students, faculty and alumni informed.
OMAHA (KPTM) - The University of Nebraska reported Friday through its Website that a breach of its information systems was detected late Wednesday night.
The University says personal information of students, alumni and applicants of all four of its campuses could be at risk.
It is working with law enforcement to find out what happened.
The University says a technical employee detected the breach Wednesday night, and the breach was shut down within hours.
It says the attack was "sophisticated and skilled".
What you can do:
At this time, the university has no evidence or reports of identity theft connected to this incident. However, it is recommended that you review the identity theft materials posted for consumers on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Website at http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft. This Website provides detailed information to help you protect yourself from identity theft, and the steps to take if it occurs. If you notice suspicious activity, you should report it immediately to the university and to any financial institution involved. You should also contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/idtheft, at 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338), or at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580, and you may call your local sheriff's office and file a police report of identity theft, keeping a copy of the police report
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