Kirkwood Community College has announced that hackers using an international IP address unlawfully accessed the school’s website on March 13. The hackers gained access to personal information from archived applications from February 25, 2005 to March 13th of this year that may include names, birthdates, race, contact information and social security numbers. Reportedly, no financial information was stored in this system.
This affects all Kirkwood locations. According to school officials, those affected by the breach will be notified in writing. In response to the situation, Kirkwood took down the website until the suspicious activity was isolated, notified law enforcement, identified the international IP address, began an investigation and is offering identity protection and restoration services at no cost to impacted individuals.
A link with more information about protecting personal information and what measures the college is taking can be found here.