University of Nebraska Working to Fix Major Security Breach

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

A forensics team worked through the holiday weekend to find out how someone breached the computer system at the University of Nebraska.

The breach was discovered last Wednesday and could affect up to 640,000 current students and alumni dating back to 1985

The spring semester may be over, but all is not quiet on the University of Nebraska campus.

Adam Morfeld is now an alum after finishing law school a couple weeks ago. He's says he’s concerned about the breach.

“I think the general consensus among students I've talked to is that we are simply concerned about the fact that our financial information is out there and we have to watch our bank accounts closer,” says Morfeld.

He says he’s taking any chances about someone possibly having access to his personal information.

“I think I'll just pay more attention to my accounts and make sure nothing suspicious is happening.”

Lyndsey Howe graduated in 2006 and says the breach doesn't overly concern her.

“I’ve gotten notices from banks saying my financial information has been breached before and nothing has seemed to happen, so I just hope and pray nothing does.”

Whoever hacked into the electronic database had access to the personal records of students, alumni and applicants at all four university campuses.

Any student with bank accounts associated with the database has been alerted.

University officials hope they can figure out who breached the system this week.

The FBI has been contacted and also investigating.


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