Carnegie Mellon Cyber Attack Compromises Data of 7,300 People

“A third party briefly accessed files which included some personal information of current or former students, employees, applicants or contractors,” the university said in a statement provided to TribLive by spokesman Peter Kerwin. “Our information security office secured the system within hours of detection and quickly engaged law enforcement.”

The university said there is no evidence of fraud or misuse of the information.

Carnegie Mellon sent out notices starting Jan. 12 to those impacted, once the investigation concluded, Kerwin said.

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