Information about thousands of students has been downloaded in a data breach at the University of York.

The University of York has had a malicious data breach, resulting in 88 students having their administrative records accessed, along with a further 4,400 students having basic information of theirs downloaded. The college requested that anyone who could have been affected should check their bank accounts for suspicious activity. The Information Commissioner’s Office and National Crime Agency were informed, and the further education college stated a criminal investigation was ongoing.

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