The education-technology group Educause on Tuesday warned its members that it had recently discovered a security breach on one of its servers, which it said may have compromised information from individuals’ Educause Web-site profiles or passwords of .edu domain holders. The group said that it had taken immediate steps to contain the breach and that it was working with law-enforcement officials and outside security experts to investigate the incident and guard against future breaches.
Based on its investigation so far, Educause said it does not believe the breach involved sensitive personal or financial data. The organization has deactivated all passwords as a precaution. Individuals whose data may have been compromised are being asked to create new passwords.