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Kirkwood Community College website suffers security breach

Kirkwood community college on Monday announced that cyber criminals has breached the college website(kirkwood.edu) and accessed personal data of students who applied to take credit classes in the last 8 years.


Kirkwood community college on Monday announced that cyber criminals has breached the college website(kirkwood.edu) and accessed personal data of students who applied to take credit classes in the last 8 years.

The college said sophisticated hackers originated from an international IP address accessed the website on March 13,2013 and gained access to archived application information from Feb 2005 until March 13,2013.

The accessed information includes applicant names, birthdates, race, contact information and social security numbers.

The college says it has contacted affected individuals to offer free services that will include personal assistance from identity theft and restoration experts who will listen, answer questions and offer expertise regarding concerns from those affected.

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