The College of St. Scholastica

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 19, 2012
Duluth , MN
United States
Minnesota US
Records Breached: 

28 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

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Hackers were able to guess the answers to student account challenge questions.  The email account passwords of at least 28 students were reset and their account information was most likely accessed. The hackers may have been based in Beijing and most likely gathered the information needed to pass the challenge questions from information on the students' Facebook pages.