University Responds to Information Security Breach

The division of Instructional & Information Technology (I&IT) is in the process of notifying 31,077 individuals that their personal data was on a server which was illegally accessed by computer hackers.

There is no indication that the hackers accessed personal data or will use it for any unlawful purpose. However, the university is alerting those impacted by e-mail or regular mail beginning Thursday, Aug. 4.

The servers contained personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, of student applicants as well as current and former faculty, staff and students. Those students impacted applied and/or were enrolled in the last five years. Based on the findings, there is no way to tell if the data was taken or if a person gained access to the data. There is also no sign at this time that the crime took place on campus or involved faculty, staff or students.

Cal Poly Pomona has established a Web site,, and a toll-free number to answer questions and provide information to those impacted. The Web site also contains information on combating identity theft.

If you have further questions, please send an e-mail to or call (909) 979-6100. Give your name and e-mail address or phone number and the university will be back in touch with you as soon as possible. Please do not include personal information such as Social Security numbers in your e-mail message.