Data stolen in cyberattack targeting Cal State Northridge

Officials at Cal State Northridge confirm some data was stolen in a recent cyberattack.
NORTHRIDGE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Officials at Cal State Northridge confirm the school was targeted in an attempted cyberattack.

They say a hacker tried placing ransomware on third-party software used by the university - and ended up grabbing some customer data.

CSUN officials say the third-party company paid the hacker to delete the stolen data, but the university can't confirm the data was released.

Students were alerted to track their accounts and credit records.
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