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Police investigate security breach of University of Calgary's PeopleSoft system
University of Calgary
CTV Calgary Staff
Published Sunday, September 27, 2015 2:09PM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 27, 2015 4:42PM MDT
The employee records of a number of University of Calgary staff members were fraudulently accessed, and banking records altered, during an ‘isolated breach’ that is being investigated by the Calgary Police Service.
In a letter to University of Calgary staff, Linda Dalgetty, vice president of finance and services, says 29 employee records on the PeopleSoft system were accessed, of which, 13 were altered during the security breach. The comprised accounts have been locked and removed from the school’s internal network.
As a result of the security breach, at least 13 employees did not receive their pay on Friday, September 25. The university has made alternate arrangements to ensure the impacted employees receive their wages.
A University of Calgary spokesperson tells CTV Calgary that the school became aware of the breach on Friday afternoon. Student records and accounts were not affected by the invasion.
The university’s privacy officer, campus security and the Calgary Police Service are investigating the matter.