Auburn University Probing Cyber Attack

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn University officials say a College of Business computer server was the target of a cyberattack.

University spokesman Mike Clardy said in a statement Tuesday that Auburn became aware of the compromised server in late November and launched an internal investigation.

Clardy says an unidentified hacker may have accessed the server between Oct. 21 and Nov. 20. Clardy says Auburn hired a computer forensics expert to determine the extent of what kind of data may have been exposed and notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Clardy says the server stored personal information of about 13,670 people. The data included Social Security numbers, courses current and former students took and current and former faculty projects.

Clardy says Auburn is offering a free year of Experian credit monitoring and identity theft protection.

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