Metropolitan State U data breach uncovered following hacker's blog post
- Metropolitan State University in Minnesota announced that a hacker broke into one of its servers that held personal information, including employee Social Security numbers, on faculty, staff, and students.
- How damaging the data breach was is not yet known, Campus Technology reported.
- The server didn’t contain financial data or credit card information.
The breach was uncovered on Jan. 2, and the investigation is still ongoing. The university is expected to notify the people whose information was accessed by the hacker. Once the breach was discovered, the hacked server was isolated from the network. The school will also move its website to a new server. Metropolitan State, which is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, was notified of a potential breach most likely by someone at the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center who spotted a blog post by a hacker boasting of breaking into several websites and servers.
- Campus Technology Minnesota School Knocked by Data Breach