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University of California, Irvine breached, student information at risk

University of California, Irvine students could be at risk with malware found on a computer in the student health center
| Hacking & Security News | Posted: May 22, 2014 10:08 pm

The University of California, Irvine student health center was reportedly compromised, with a form of keylogger malware running for at least six weeks. In the breach, student ID numbers, contact information and bank numbers of up to 1,800 students and a small number of others at risk, according to UC Irvine spokespeople.




No UC Irvine medical records were compromised, with the malware operating from February 14 to March 27, according to officials.


Universities are having a hard time trying to keep their networks secure, with cybercriminals finding large amounts of information that is increasingly easy to compromise. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was recently hit by a data breach, while Iowa State University also suffered a data breach as criminals tried to mine for bitcoins. University of California at San Francisco also suffered a breach, and University of Hawaii officials are warning of increasingly clever phishing attacks.


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