Security breach under investigation at University of Calgary

The University of Calgary. Riley Brandt, University of Calgary, 2012

CALGARY – The University of Calgary’s IT system was the subject of a security breach Friday afternoon.

Calgary Police are now investigating after dozens of employees may have had their personal financial information compromised.

“At this time, we have validated that 29 employee records have been accessed, and of those, 13 employee banking records have been changed, meaning they did not receive their pay this period,” said Linda Dalgetty, vice-president of Finance and Services, in an email to staff Friday.

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“All impacted employees have been personally contacted and arrangements are being made to provide them with their pay through alternative means while the issue is being investigated.”

The U of C says the breach has been contained, all 29 accounts have been locked and police are investigating.

An email was sent to all staff members Friday following the breach, asking them to notify the university’s privacy officer if they notice anything strange in their use of the PeopleSoft system.

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No student accounts or records were impacted.

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