Oklahoma City University is a private school system that includes eight separate schools and teaches roughly 1,500 students annually. The school offers several bachelor's and Master's degrees. The school has been historically affiliated with the Methodist Church and still has a Methodist seminary on campus. This private university was recently the victim of a cyber attack that exposed data from many current and past students, along with some parents of students.
The Oklahoma City University breach occurred when an individual broke into the school's file servers. It's unclear if the hacker used a phishing attack or a network vulnerability to get in, but they gained full access to the school's file systems.
This university breach occurred on July 23, 2022, and lasted for many days before access was cut off. During that time, the attacker was able to go through thousands of documents and gather information about many students.
This Oklahoma City University data breach impacts current and past students of the school, plus some parents of students that also submitted information to the university. Individuals that were exposed to this university attack may be hurt by identity theft attacks and are also more likely to be the victim of future phishing attacks via email or text messages.
This university data breach impacts thousands of files and may have exposed even more students than that. We don't have exact numbers for the number of people exposed, but if you get a notice about the breach, you may be able to claim IDX identity protection services for between 12 months and 24 months to protect yourself effectively.