ASU-Beebe investigates potential data breach

BEEBE, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University-Beebe has notified students and employees of a possible data breach, according to a news release issued Monday afternoon.

According to the release, the university "issued a precautionary notice of a potential data breach regarding personally identifiable information of students and employees at its campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy and the Little Rock Air Force Base."

According to the release, no credit card information was taken from the server.

The university was notified last week about a "service running on one of its servers that could pose a potential breach to the system."

The release states that the servers were taken offline.

"We are currently making all efforts to determine if a security breach has occurred either within ASU-Beebe or with other parties. While we are unable to confirm a breach at this time, we take the protection of the personally identifiable information of our campus constituents very seriously and will conduct a full and thorough investigation into this issue," stated Chief Information Technology Officer Chris Lee.

The university stated that all employees and students should monitor their financial accounts as a precaution, including new credit card accounts.

Employees and students who suspect fraudulent activity are urged to report it by emailing or by calling (501) 882-8802.

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