Hartnell Community College is one of the colleges in the California education system. The college has nearly 17,000 students annually and was first founded in 1920. The school is divided into five separate campuses that serve students that are working toward a variety of different degree programs.
The Hartnell Community College breach occurred because a group of people was able to hack into the file network. The hackers gained access to many of the files within the college's network, exposing thousands of students and parents of students.
The Hartnell Community College data breach occurred on October 22, 2022. The breach was investigated until November 3, 2022, when the total impact was determined.
This Hartnell Community College breach impacted students and parents of students at the school. With nearly 17,000 students at the school, a large number of them could have been affected by the breach.
Hartnell Community College has a file network containing tens of thousands of separate files that could have all been accessed and influenced by this breach. If your information was contained within the community college's network, you could have been exposed when the network was accessed. Everyone that may have been impacted by the attack has access to a no-cost credit monitoring service that offers protection for 24 months after it's activated. If you receive a notice from Hartnell Community College, you should make use of this service.