Campus: CSU Long Beach -- December 8, 2005

Possible Computer Security Breach Discovered at Cal State Long Beach Off-Campus Research Center

California State University, Long Beach recently discovered that information on a computer used off campus for research purposes may have been accessed through the Internet by unauthorized individuals. The security breach was contained as soon as it was discovered.

The computer in question is used by the Center for Behavioral Research and Services and contained personal information of approximately 6,000 individuals. Information may have included names, social security numbers, driver's license numbers or identification numbers.

CSULB has provided notification to potentially affected persons by posting notice on the campus web site. The notice also provides information on the free fraud alert process and identity theft resources. This information is available at www.csulb.edu/security-notification.

Persons who believe they may have been included in the information on the accessed computer may obtain further assistance by calling (562) 495-2330, ext. 121.

Media Contact: Toni Beron, 562/985-8201, tberon@csulb.edu


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