This public college is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and serves more than 5,500 students. The school offers affordable in-state tuition and gives students access to a variety of majors for 130 separate degrees and certificates. Students can move through paths to obtain associate's and bachelor's degrees. The school also offers many technical certificates. The college maintains four locations in Harrison, Clifton, Middletown, and Evandale.
The Cincinnati State Technical Community College breach occurred because an individual found a way to penetrate the file network's security protections and remove files for unauthorized use. Many files were taken from the network and distributed for unexpected and potentially harmful uses.
The Cincinnati State Technical College breach began on October 30 and continued until November 2, 2022. During that time, many files were removed from the network and distributed for later use.
This college breach impacts current and past students that have submitted their information to the college. If you receive a letter from the school about the breach, you should take action to protect your financial accounts. You're encouraged to use the Cyberscout Identity Force security service that's being offered to the victims and to watch your accounts closely. You could also put a freeze on your credit for added protection.
There isn't a specific count for the Cincinnati State College files that were accessed and distributed in the attack. We only know that hundreds of individuals could have been impacted by the attack and that everyone that receives a letter should take extreme caution.