UFV investigating e-security incident

On Monday, October 30, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) learned of a security incident impacting a small group of students. UFV is currently investigating a suspicious email and the related disclosure of limited personal information.

The 29 students directly affected were contacted on Monday and UFV is working with them to take steps to secure their privacy and personal information.

The information disclosed includes:

  • Name
  • Email, phone number, and physical address
  • Grade point average and credits completed
  • And, in one case, limited financial information.

UFV is working closely with the appropriate authorities, including the police, an external investigator, and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.

As a precautionary measure, UFV has temporarily suspended access to some student and staff web systems.

UFV is communicating about this matter with UFV faculty, staff, and students.

UFV takes the responsibility of protecting the privacy of our employees and students very seriously. We regret that this has occurred and we are working to ensure these systems are secure and the impacted students receive the support and resources they require today and going forward.

Media: contact Dave Pinton at 778.808.5661.

 

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