Iowa State University - 22/04/2014

Iowa State University has reported a data breach of one of their systems that exposed a large amount of data of individuals who were enrolled in the university over the past 17-year period. Social Security numbers of approximately 30,000 people who enrolled in certain classes between 1995 and 2012 along with university ID numbers for nearly 19,000 additional people. Authorities believe that the person or persons motivation was apparently to generate enough computing power to create the virtual currency bitcoin.The university is offering AllClear ID for 12 months free for those whose Social Security numbers were affected. AllClear representatives can be reached at 1-877-403-02811-877-403-0281.Here is the link to the universities information regarding the breach For those who suspect fraud or question whether a request you receive is legitimate, please contact the ISU Foundation at 515-294-4607515-294-4607, the ISU Alumni Association at 515-294-6525515-294-6525, or Iowa State’s computer security team at SMSAdd to SkypeYou'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype