Lancaster University students’ data stolen by cyber-thieves


Lancaster University

The personal data of students and applicants has been stolen in a “sophisticated and malicious” phishing attack at Lancaster University.

Officials said the information had been used to send bogus invoices to undergraduate applicants. “A very small number” of student records, phone numbers and ID documents were also accessed, it said.The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the university had suffered a “compromise of its systems”.In a statement, the university said it became aware of a breach on Friday and has been working to secure its systems.

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