Hackers hit 1,300 Rockhurst University employees

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, April 14 2016 Apr 14, 2016 Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:50:00 PM CDT April 14, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Rockhurst University officials say hackers stole personal information from the IRS W-2 forms of 1,300 employees.

The private university in Kansas City said Wednesday that the thefts were discovered April 6. The stolen information included Social Security numbers but school officials said no employees had reported any losses from the thefts. The theft affected all employees who worked at Rockhurst during 2015.

The Kansas City Star reports Rockhurst officials say the thefts occurred when someone impersonating a university administrator requested W-2 information and provided a bogus email address.

University President Thomas Curran says employees will be trained to recognize such fraud schemes. It also will arrange identity theft and credit monitoring protection at no cost for two years to the employees.

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