UC Cyber Security Incident

Learn more about the cyber-attack on a UCOP system, and what to do if you've been affected.

Dear Bruin Community:

I wanted to make you aware of a cyber security incident that may have impacted members of our community and provide you with information and resources to help anyone who might have been affected. Please know that UCLA is committed to the security of your personal information and is working to address this.

Beginning this past Monday, many UCLA email accounts started receiving messages stating that their personal data had been stolen and would be released. These emails contained a link to a public website where a sample of personal information from UC employees was posted.

We learned from UCOP that some personal data for UC employees was in fact obtained through a cyber-attack on a UCOP system, and this is believed to be the source of the personal information release that was referenced. The security team at UCOP is investigating this attack and I encourage you to read their message about it on UCnet.

We are working with UCOP to determine the scope and will reach out directly to any members of the UCLA community affected by this incident. In the meantime, if you receive any suspicious email, please report it to us via security@ucla.edu without clicking on any links or replying to the sender.

For additional recommendations and best practices, please visit our Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) website.

 

Sincerely,

David Shaw

UCLA Chief Information Security Officer