The College has been notified by its IT partner that there has been a data breach to the registrant database. The IT partner has identified a criminal syndicate responsible for the attacks and is working with ISP partners in North America to identify those responsible. They also opened an investigation with the police in a spate of the cyber-attacks that appear to be occurring across their client base but also around the world. The College and its IT partner have decided to take an immediate action to contain the breach and will be implementing a reset of all registrant passwords shortly. Furthermore, enhanced security questions will be instituted to limit the breach and prevent this type of intrusion to occur in the future.
The College will keep all registrants fully informed of any updates on this issue. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the College.
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