University of Winnipeg Confirms Data Breach After Cyber Attack

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The University of Winnipeg recently confirmed a cyberattack that resulted in personal information was stolen during a recent cyber attack on the school’s servers. An investigation launched on March 24th revealed that a file server containing sensitive data on current and former students and employees was accessed and taken by the attackers.

The compromised information includes names, social security numbers, birth-dates, addresses, phone numbers, compensation details, and bank account information for many individuals associated with the university.

The hackers accessed a file server containing personal information of current and former students and employees. The specific data stolen varies depending on the group:

Students: Names, programs of study, addresses, student numbers, dates of birth, social security numbers (domestic students only), fee amounts, gender, and marital status information (depending on the program and enrollment date).

Employees: Names, social insurance numbers, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, and compensation information (for all employees since 2003). Bank account information was also stolen for employees working since 2015.

UWinnipeg is offering a two-year credit monitoring service to those likely affected. This service will help you detect and prevent potential identity theft.

The University of Winnipeg university is a Canadian institute that was founded in 1967. Located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, with 2,000 students enrolled across its undergraduate and graduate programs. The university employs over 1,000 faculty and staff and is home to several research centers and institutes spanning disciplines like human rights, indigenous studies, and professional training.

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