Colleges wrestle with possible data breaches, cyberattacks


Two colleges recently shared updates on data breaches or cyberattacks that affected their community. Castanet reports that select students and staff at Okanagan College were warned that their information, such as SIN and personal health numbers, financial information, and more may have been compromised in the January cybersecurity attack. Nova Scotia Community College has issued a notice to its community that People Corporation, a company contracted to administer health and wellness programs at NSCC, had a possible data breach affecting 6,800 students. The information potentially impacted by the breach included the college’s name, student names, college IDs, dates of birth, and email addresses. Students affected by the breach will receive one year of access to a comprehensive credit monitoring service.

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