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Michigan State University Discloses E-Skimming Attack; Credit Card Information on 2,600 Customers Stolen

August 11, 2020

Michigan State University announced that it fell victim to an e-skimming attack between October 2019 and June 2020, allowing criminals to steal personal and financial information of around 2,600 customers.

The attackers were able to maintain unauthorized access for nine months before university security teams became aware of the breach and shut down the operation.

This extended period allowed perpetrators to inject thed website with malicious code designed to gather and exfiltrate names, addresses and credit card numbers of MSU shoppers. However, university officials said no Social Security Numbers were compromised in the attack.

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