UCC offering free credit monitoring to students after network incident
Written by Press Release on September 23, 2023
ROSEBURG, Ore., — On Aug. 22, 2023, UCC discovered unusual activity on the UCC network. The college immediately began to follow its protocols in investigating the matter and engaged with a team of cybersecurity experts to assist with the process. The UCC campus is open, and network systems were quickly restored. While there has been no evidence of misuse of personal data, UCC is proactively stepping out ahead; for those students who were potentially impacted, UCC is offering free credit monitoring. Those impacted have been notified by the college.
UCC is still investigating the network incident. The process of determining which, if any data kept on the UCC servers may have been accessed will take a number of weeks, and answering this question is a priority of the investigation.
“At this time, we have no evidence that personal data has been misused. However, because we put our students and employees first, we are investing in everyone’s peace of mind by offering those students and staff who were potentially impacted, the opportunity to sign up for 24/7 credit monitoring service paid for by the college. Everyone potentially affected has already been notified of their eligibility. We want to do everything in our power to ensure each and every individual—students and staff—are able to concentrate on their studies and work as we open for a new academic year,” said UCC President, Dr. Rachel Pokrandt.