Cal State Northridge targeted in cyber-attack

Cal State Northridge campus
Posted at 4:03 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 19:03:45-04

NORTHRIDGE (CNS) - Officials at Cal State Northridge confirmed Sunday that the school was targeted in an attempted cyber-attack.

School officials said a hacker tried placing ransomware on third-party software used by the university, and ended up grabbing some customer data, ABC7 reported.

CSUN officials told the station that the unnamed third-party company paid the hacker to delete the stolen data, but can't confirm the data was released.

Students were alerted to track their accounts and credit records.