Butler University - 30/06/2014

Butler University in Indianapolis Indiana informed students, staff and alumni of a data breach to their system. Over 160,000 individuals may have been affected when hackers may have accessed their personal information. The university was contacted by California officials to "inform them that they had arrested an identity theft suspect who had a flash drive with Butler employee's personal information on it". In a letter sent to those affected, the university has said that "someone hacked the school's network sometime between November 2013 and May 2014".The school officials have discovered that the information exposed included birthdates, Social Security numbers and bank account information of approximately 163,000 students, faculty and staff, alumni, and prospective students who never enrolle in classes at Butler.The university is offering a year of free credit monitoring.