Stanford University is investigating what appears to be a breach in its information technology infrastructure but the university stated that it doesn't yet know the scope of the intrusion.
Stanford is asking everyone with a Stanford University Network ID to change their passwords as a precautionary measure, and it warned that the process may have to repeated as it learns more about the breach.
The university stated in a press release that it wasn't aware of any protected health information, personal financial information or Social Security numbers being compromised. It stated it doesn't conduct classified research that could be compromised.
Stanford stated that the attack was similar to an attack on a range of companies and large organizations in the U.S. and is working with security consultants and law enforcement to determine its source and impact.