After hiring a computer forensics team to conduct an investigation, Buena Vista University (BVU) said today that a data breach has occurred on its campus, potentially exposing the personal information of 93,000 people.
The compromised database contains records that date back to 1987 and includes names, Social Security numbers and some driver’s license numbers for BVU students (applicants, former and current), parents, faculty/staff (current and former), alumni and even donor records.
The unauthorized access was confirmed in June, after which the process for accurately identifying and notifying the 93,000 people involved began.
There is no indication that any of this personal information has been or is being misused or disclosed to other people, according to university officials. The incident has been referred to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota.