Baker College Notified of Cybersecurity Breach
Updated August 10, 2023
Baker College has received an update from the NSC regarding the data breach. The compromised personal information varied by individual, but generally included names, contact information, and educational details such as enrollment, degree, and course-level data. However, the NSC confirmed no individuals associated with Baker College had their Social Security Number, Student ID Number, or Date of Birth included in the affected files. Affected students will be notified via email once Baker College identifies them.
Updated July 26, 2023
Baker College has been informed by the National Security Clearinghouse (NSC) about a cybersecurity issue that has resulted in a breach of personal student data. This breach affects many institutions across the United States, with Baker College being one of them. The NSC has reported that an unauthorized third party gained access to certain files that were transferred through the MOVEit Transfer tool, a file transfer software product used by the NSC. All schools are required to provide data to NSC, and files may have contained sensitive student information belonging to any of those institutions.
Baker College has full confidence in the security systems in place internally, and this breach is not a result of any error on Baker College’s behalf. At this time, no specific details have been provided regarding the exact information that may have been compromised. However, Baker College is committed to providing regular updates as the investigation progresses. The NSC has already released a statement outlining the immediate actions taken to inform affected customers and the protective measures implemented.
As more information becomes available regarding the breach, the affected users, and the extent of the compromised data, it will be posted on Baker College’s website. The NSC has also assured Baker College that they will provide a list of individuals who have been impacted by the breach once their review is complete. Baker College will then work closely with the NSC to notify and support those affected.
For more information about the NSC, the ongoing investigation, and frequently asked questions, individuals can visit the NSC’s website.
Baker College is committed to ensuring the security and privacy of its students’ data and will continue to take all necessary steps to address this breach and prevent future incidents.