The information of more than a thousand former students was put at risk when somebody hacked the servers of Algonquin College in Ottawa.
According to college authorities, 1,225 students in the Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs are affected by the data breach.
The college immediately shut down the servers as soon as it became aware about the hack and claims that no data was transferred or taken from the servers.
A cyber team is determining how the attack could have happened and has said that it has found many more intruders in the system.
The college is covering the expenses for credit monitoring services for all those whose information was put at risk due to the hack.