A cyber-attack to an Oregon State University database system may have exposed the personal information of Ecampus students and faculty, as announced Thursday, Sept. 3 by OSU. At this time, there are no reports of Social Security numbers being part of this theft.
“We take these matters very seriously,” Steve Clark, Oregon State’s vice president for university relations and marketing said in the OSU report. “While we have no indication at this time that the personal information was seen or used, OSU has notified these students and faculty members of this incident. And we have offered information about support services that are available, including credit monitoring services that the university will enable at no cost.”
OSU is working to reinforce this data server so future hacks will not occur, and the server is currently up and available for use.
“We will continue to monitor such efforts and systems, and take further steps to protect the university’s information technology and sensitive data,” Clark said.
Students and faculty members seeking information about this matter, please call (541) 713-0400 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday through Friday.