Rutgers: Data breach involving National Student Clearinghouse impacts university

The university says that NSC is investigating the issue and that it was unclear how much of Rutgers’ information was impacted.

Matt Trapani

Jul 21, 2023, 9:21 PM

Updated 311 days ago

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Rutgers University officials say that some data from the university was impacted in a recent “cybersecurity issue” involving National Student Clearinghouse – “a nonprofit that provides a range of higher-ed data and research services.”
Rutgers says that NSC works with 3,600 colleges and universities, including Rutgers, “to gather student data required by the U.S. Department of Education.”
The university says that NSC is investigating the issue and that it was unclear how much of Rutgers’ information was impacted.
“The NSC issue involves a vulnerability in a third-party software tool, MOVEit Transfer—a vulnerability that is affecting thousands of organizations using the tool for file transfers. The NSC ‘determined that an unauthorized party obtained certain files transferred through the clearinghouse’s MOVEit environment,’ including files from customers,” the university posted on its website.
Rutgers says that this was not a data breach of Rutgers’ main systems.


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