Phishing email compromises personal info of nearly 3,000 CSI employees

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The College of Southern Idaho announced Tuesday that up to 3,000 employees' personal information may have been compromised following a phishing scam late last week.

According to school officials, someone impersonating a CSI administrator sent an email to an employee on Thursday requesting W-2 information for all school employees over the past two years.

Public Information Officer Doug Maughan says the personal info released includes those of seasonal and auxiliary employees.

"We're not only talking about the people who work here day-to-day. We're talking about seasonal employees who were here during the summertime, we're talking community education instructors, dual credit instructors, all of those who work for our auxiliary agencies. Everybody who worked for CSI and gets a W-2 from CSI is affected."

In a letter to employees, CSI President Jeff Fox states that the school has "not found any evidence that this incident involves any unauthorized access to or use of any of the college’s computer systems or network and no further information about any employee or student was provided to any unauthorized individual."

School officials were not aware of any fraud or misuse of personal information as of Tuesday evening.

As a precaution, the college is offering employees a year of free credit monitoring from Equifax.



 
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