University of California targeted in cyber attack

The University of California said Wednesday that it was subject to a cyber attack that has compromised the personal information of some individuals in the university community.

According to the ten-campus university system, the cyber attack “involves the use of Accellion, a vendor used by many organizations for secure file transfer, in which an unauthorized individual appears to have copied and transferred UC files by exploiting a vulnerability in Accellion’s file transfer service.”

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Source:  EdSource