Stanford investigating apparent IT breach

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford University is asking its e-mail and computer network users to change their passwords after an apparent information technology breach.

Stanford’s Chief Financial Officer Randy Livingston said in an e-mail sent to the Stanford community on Wednesday night the breach appears similar to recent cyberattacks on other organizations. A copy of his comments was posted on the university’s website.

Livingston said university officials are working with security consultants and authorities to determine the source and impact of the breach, but there is no indication that any protected health information, personal financial information or Social Security numbers have been compromised

He said Stanford does not conduct classified research.

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