Important Website Security Update: June 30, 2015

Today (Tuesday June 30, 2015) Web Communications and ITS discovered and fixed a security issue with our web server. As a precautionary measure, the website was restored to a previous state.

Important:

No personal employee data was available on our web server. No personal data was exposed in any way.


For WordPress Editors

Any web changes that have been made since Friday 6/26 have been lost.
You will need to re-do any website edits that you may have made since Friday.

We know this stinks. So… We’re here to help. If you need assistance, please fill out the Web Change Request Form, mention “security update” in the comments, and we will prioritize your request and assist you as soon as possible.

Within the next week, you will be asked to reset your WordPress password.
While we do not believe that any passwords have been compromised, as a precaution we will be forcing a password change. We will send an email within the next week with instructions. No action is required yet.


In General

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! We will communicate further as needed.

If you have questions for us, please don’t hesitate to let us know:

General Inquiries:
web@allegheny.edu (goes to both Jesse and Sean)

Jesse Lavery, Director of Web Communications:
jlavery@allegheny.edu

Sean O’Connor, Associate Director of Web Communications:
soconnor@allegheny.edu

Web Change Request Form