Cuesta College employee nabs private data
June 13, 2015
A Cuesta College employee is accused of downloading private data including employee names, addresses and Social Security numbers to their private email account.
Cuesta College President Gil Stork notified Cuesta College employees through a Thursday email in which he said that no particular employee appeared to be the target of the database breach. Stork then warned employees to take precautions to protect themselves from the breach noting the college would follow up with suggestions.
“There is no indication that your specific information was targeted,” Stork wrote in the email. “Nevertheless, we strongly encourage you to take measures to help prevent and detect any misuse of your information.”
On May 31, the employee breached the data base and sent the information to their private email account. After learning of the breach earlier in the week, Stork reported the incident to the SLO County District Attorney’s Office and California Attorney General’s Office.