UNLV confirms possible security breach

UNLV confirms possible security breach

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Jul 26, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- UNLV has reported a possible information security breach that took place in 2008.

A spokesman at the school confirmed Tuesday evening that about 2,000 current and former UNLV employees were being notified that their information, including Social Security numbers, may have been accessed.

The possible breach came to light when it was discovered that a former employee's computer had been accessed by an unauthorized user. It is unclear whether the user obtained, or intended to obtain, private information.

No UNLV employees have reported having their identities stolen. The spokesman said any illegal activity could not be confirmed, and the notification process was being conducted as a precaution.