EMU computer server hacked


Eastern Michigan University said one of its computer server has been hacked, potentially leaking sensitive employee and student information.

According to an e-mail sent out to the EMU community, the security breach happened Friday night.

The university said the server that hosts the university's my.emich passwords and self-service PIN codes that was compromised, meaning some employees' passwords may have been compromised.

"The area that was compromised did not contain social security numbers or birth dates, or personal banking information. It does contain login information, though, that could allow access to employees self-service information, including direct deposit information," the university wrote in their e-mail update on the incident. "We consider this unlikely given the complexity of the area breached and the manual process required to access this data, however we are issuing this advisory as a precaution given the possibility."

A representative for the school said there has been no reports of unusual activity on anyone's accounts.

Anyone who has questions, or to report suspicious activity, can do so by e-mailing


Copyright 2010 by ClickOnDetroit.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.