University of Nebraska officials have alerted students of a computer security breach affecting the Lincoln campus, which exposed ID numbers as well as grades to an outside source, but didn’t leaving other vital information such as Social Security numbers exposed.
A letter has been sent to around 30,000 UNL students, both current and former, informing them of the breach.
The computer server hosted a math placement exam. The breach came sometime in the past couple of years.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Joseph Francisco and Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Mark Askren sent out the letter.
“The University’s investigation found that there was unauthorized external access to information on this server including possible access to files containing both names and NU IDs,” the letter read.
UNL officials say the server has been shut down. It contained no student financial information, according to UNL.
UNL has asked students to go to the MyRed system and change their passwords. Students are encouraged to monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity.