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University of Central Oklahoma discovers breach of sensitive personal information

A server with information about University of Central Oklahoma faculty and staff was accessed by an unknown, unauthorized user, officials said Thursday.
by Kathryn McNutt Published: March 13, 2014
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Sensitive personal information was accessed from a University of Central Oklahoma server, officials said Thursday.

The breach was discovered Wednesday. UCO President Don Betz sent an email blast Thursday to those affected.

They are employees and staff members at UCO, said Charlie Johnson, vice president for university relations. The information included names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers.

“We can’t confirm that information has been stolen. We do know it was accessed,” Johnson said.

No student information was accessed, he said.

UCO officials alerted the campus police, who will determine if any other agencies should be involved in the investigation, Johnson said.

He said the breach involved a single server located off campus.

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by Kathryn McNutt
Higher Education Reporter
Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from...
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