Massive data breach reported by Colorado Department of Higher Education

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) reported a massive data breach Friday impacting a large group of students and educators dating back to 2004.

CDHE said it became aware of the cybersecurity ransomware incident on June 19 that impacted network systems. The investigation is ongoing, but CDHE said it determined an unauthorized person or people accessed its systems between June 11 and June 19.

The investigation revealed that some records were accessed that include names, Social Security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or other education records.

CDHE released a list of people who may have been impacted and will notify individuals once its investigation is completed.

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