City College of San Francisco

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Date Breach Made Public: 
January 13, 2012
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
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The College's electronic systems have been affected by a series of dangerous viruses since 1999.  The problem was noticed in 2012 when the College's data security monitoring service detected an unusual pattern of computer traffic. Further investigation revealed that servers and desktops had been infected across administrative, instructional, and wireless networks.  Officials believe that it is likely that using a flash drive to transmit information between a campus computer and a personal computer resulted in exposed personal information.  It appears that the viruses searched and transmitted data to sites in Russia, China, and at least eight other countries. Banking information and any other personal information that may have been accessed by visitors, students, staff, and faculty on campus computers between 1999 and January of 2012 could have been exposed.