KSU hit with data breach

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A message from Kentucky State University president Raymond Burse says that the school suffered a data breach on March 22, 2016.

The message says that the breach granted access to “personally identifiable information of current and former Kentucky State University employees,” namely, W-2’s for 2015 and University identification information.  The school says that includes names, social security numbers and addresses.

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The police report says someone impersonating KSU President Raymond Burse sent an email to a employee requesting 2015 W-2’s for employees.  That worker replied with the information, unaware the sender was not Burse.

Burse says the school has already taken action to limit the effects of the breach by notifying all three of the major credit reporting agencies.

Federal and state authorities have been notified and are investigating the breach.

The police report shows 1,071 people were affected by the breach.  The school says 452 are current regular employees and 210 are students.  The remainder are former employees.  The school has offered all of the victims credit protection by Experian.