A Spate of University Breaches Highlight Email Threats in Higher Ed

June 18, 2019


Oregon State University announced Friday that hackers potentially made off with 636 student records and family records of students containing personally identifiable information (PII), after a successful email attack in early May.

This comes on the heels of email-based breaches at Graceland University in Iowa and Missouri Southern State University.

“An OSU employee’s e-mail account was hacked by individuals outside the university and used to send phishing e-mails across the nation,” the university said, in a website notice. “An investigation by OSU and forensics specialists found several documents in the inbox of the OSU employee’s email account that had personal information of 636 students and family members of students.”

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