Computer security breach at LCSC workforce training center

Computer security breach at LCSC workforce training center

Computer security breach at LCSC workforce training center

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by Lewis-Clark State College

KREM.com

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

LEWISTON, Idaho-- The Lewis-Clark State College Workforce Training Center experienced a computer security breach. 

The Training Center outsources its database management and on April 2nd the company which manages the database reported unauthorized individuals gained access to the company’s server that contains the Training Center registration records. 

The company learned about the security breach because the hackers used the server as a relay for spam, which generated a great deal of network activity.  The company quickly secured and locked down the server, but is not able to determine if the Training Center database was breached.

The Training Center database is completely separate from Lewis-Clark State College’s main registration system for academic credit, referred to as Warrior Web on campus.  The data in the that system is physically removed from the Training Center database, and was not affected by this incident.

Current and former Workforce Training students who may have been affected are being notified of the incident.

Information in the Training Center database that may have been accessed did not include entire social security numbers or entire credit card numbers. 

Workforce Training has taken every effort to protect students from identity theft by recording only the last four digits of Social Security and credit card numbers. However, Workforce Training students are being advised that if they would like to take steps to protect themselves from the possibility of identity theft, it is recommended they immediately contact their credit card institution and request to change their credit card number.  They are also being advised that they can further protect themselves by placing a fraud alert on their credit files. 



For more information, please contact Greg Meyer, Director of College Communications at (208) 792-2200 or gameyer@lcsc.edu
 

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