01 Aug Russian Hackers May Have Breached San Francisco State University’s Student Data
San Francisco — An ongoing investigation revealed that San Francisco State University (SFSU) may have been attacked by Russian hackers in 2014.
Investigator Bryan Seely was probing a flaw in a software called Oracle installed in government departments when he discovered the SFSU cyber attack.
During deposition in July 12, Seely claimed the compromised data could be used for identity theft. The software flaw could be exploited to access student addresses, social security numbers, and dorm room registrations.
Seely informed former SFSU security officer K. Mignon Hofmann, who later found out that an access Trojan was left by attackers, leading them to a Russian IP address.
However, SFSU never notified students, claiming that the investigation showed no proof that student information was breached. They disagree with Seely’s account of the events.
To date, the case is still in progress with the SF Supreme court.
Source: San Francisco Examiner