Lewis & Clark College Data Breach

Will Gendron
Mar 22, 2024 5:09 PM
Explore the data breach at Lewis & Clark College affecting personal details. Learn steps for protection and access free credit monitoring services.
Lewis & Clark College Data Breach

What Happened?

On March 3, 2023, Lewis & Clark College experienced a significant cybersecurity incident, leading to unauthorized access to its network. The college detected this intrusion promptly and discovered that certain data maintained on their servers was compromised. The breach appears to have been part of a targeted attack, where unidentified bad actors successfully extracted data from the college's network environment around February 28, 2023.

Upon discovering the breach, the college took immediate steps to secure its network. They engaged external cybersecurity professionals to assist in the investigation and to prevent further unauthorized access. Their thorough investigation concluded that personal information stored on the impacted servers was involved. By February 24, 2024, it was confirmed that sensitive data, including personal details of individuals associated with the college, had been compromised.

Immediate Actions and Security Enhancements

In response to the incident, Lewis & Clark College has significantly ramped up its security measures. The college has implemented additional security improvements recommended by cybersecurity experts to fortify its network against future attacks. These enhancements are part of an ongoing effort to strengthen their cybersecurity posture and to safeguard the personal information of their community.

Information Involved

The specific types of personal information exposed during the breach were not detailed in the initial reports. However, the college has been transparent about the nature of the data accessed and is in the process of notifying affected individuals directly.

Steps for Affected Individuals

Lewis & Clark College is offering complimentary credit monitoring services to all individuals potentially impacted by this breach. These services include Single Bureau Credit Monitoring, which will alert users to any significant changes in their credit file. To enroll in these services, affected parties are encouraged to visit the provided enrollment link and use the unique code provided in their notification letter.

Furthermore, the college advises everyone to remain vigilant by regularly reviewing their financial account statements and credit reports. If any suspicious or irregular activity is detected, it should be reported immediately to the relevant financial institution.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information about the breach and advice on how to protect your personal information, please visit the California Attorney General’s disclosure page.

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