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Information Security Incident at CSUDH

Carson, CA— While troubleshooting a technical problem on staff desktop computers, the Network Security Office at California State University, Dominguez Hills discovered that unauthorized computer intruders had gained illegal access to 10 computers containing the personal information of 2,717 people, including students and employees. The main student information system and database were not compromised.

The University has not received any report of identity theft at this time. The Campus Police are still investigating this incident.

As required by state law, the Campus Information Security Incident Response Team (CISIRT) is sending a letter to individuals whose personal information may have been on the desktop computers. The letter outlines steps those affected can take to check their credit reports and to safeguard against identity theft. A special Website and a dedicated phone line have been set up to handle the requests for this information security incident.

For additional information, visit the University's Information Technology Security Office Website at www.csudh.edu/securityinfo.


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