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Cal State data breach hits nearly 80,000 students

Cal State data breach hits nearly 80,000 students

A data breach at eight Cal State campuses exposed the personal information of nearly 80,000 students enrolled in an online sexual violence prevention course, officials said Tuesday.

The Cal State system had hired the vendor We End Violence to provide the noncredit class on sexual harassment, which is required of all students under state law. Students who took the training with that company had their data hacked.

Two other vendors were also providing the classes but the data of students in those classes were not compromised, Cal State spokeswoman Toni Molle said.

Cal State officials said they had few details on how the hack occurred other than there was a...