A data breach at eight Cal State campuses has exposed the personal information of nearly 80,000 students in an online sexual violence prevention course.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Cal State system had hired We End Violence to provide a noncredit class on sexual harassment that students are required to take under state law. Students who participated had their data hacked.
Cal State officials say they have hired a forensics firm to investigate the breach. Information such as passwords, login names, campus-issued email addresses, gender, race, relationship status and sexual identity were exposed.
Students at Channel Islands, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Maritime Academy, Cal Poly Pomona, Northridge, San Diego and Sonoma were exposed and told to change their passwords.