Saturday, January 12, 2008

Data Breach at Stanislaus Dining Vendor

Credit and debit card information appears to have been stolen from a dining services vendor at CSU Stanislaus. The Modesto Bee reports:

Credit card numbers, cardholder names and expiration dates were exposed, leaving hundreds, possibly thousands, of university students, staff and guests open to identity theft, with victims reporting fake charges on their cards, officials said Friday.
Victims report fraudulent off-campus transactions on cards used in campus dining facilities. Credit and debit card transactions have been suspended in the affected dining locations. The vendor, Sodexho, says it's cooperating with investigators but is unconvinced their systems are involved.

The Bee notes this isn't the first data security breach at Stanislaus:
Stanislaus State has had security breaches in the past. The most recent was the 2005 hacking into a file server in the financial services office in which 877 student workers' names and Social Security numbers were accessed. Also in 2005, nearly 1,300 former and current employees had their names, addresses and Social Security numbers and those of their dependents put into an Internet cache system, Olsen said.
IDs stolen through Stan State eateries (Modesto Bee)
CSU Stanislaus issues alert about potential data breach (CSU Stanislaus)

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