EMU reports security breach to computer server: employees with direct deposit urged to monitor accounts

 

Last night, Eastern Michigan University released an e-mail to the community announcing a security breach at 11:30 p.m. Friday in an EMU server controlling my.emich passwords and PIN codes.

Though the release says social security numbers and birth dates were not contained in the area that was breached, banking information for university employees could be accessed for those with direct deposit.

“We consider this unlikely given the complexity of the area breached and the manual process required to access this data,” Vide President for Communications Walter Kraft said in the release. “However we are issuing this advisory as a precaution given the possibility.”

As of 10 a.m. Monday, no unexpected user issues were reported to the university, and no criminal activity was uncovered.

EMU DPS has also opened an investigation for the situation.

The release urged university employees with direct deposit to monitor their accounts and report any suspicious activity.

Questions will be answered at helpdesk@emich.edu, and phone calls can be made to the help desk today until 4 p.m. at 734-487-2120.