Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Nidhi Khandelwal
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The personal information of 30,000 current and former students may have been exposed as a result of a data breach at a Colorado university.
The problem was caused by a cyber-attack on third-party provider Atlassian, according to the University of Colorado Boulder.
Atlassian is a document and resource sharing software package utilised by the institution’s Office of Information Technology.
Some files in the application were accessed illegally as a result of the assault, possibly exposing personally identifiable information for present and former students such as names, student ID numbers, residences, dates of birth, phone numbers, and genders.
The organisation claimed in a statement that it was “preparing to implement” a new version of the programme when attackers gained access by exploiting a known weakness.
The institution stated that people who are believed to be affected will be notified through email. “The majority of the individuals harmed are no longer involved with CU as a student or employee,” the statement continued.
Anyone whose credit has been harmed will be offered free credit monitoring.