38 alaska.edu emails found in the Astoria data breach

In January 2021, the lead generation company Astoria Company allegedly suffered a data breach which exposed over 11M unique email addresses. The data was discovered by Night Lion Security and contained an extensive amount of personal information including names, physical and IP addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. Some records also contained social security numbers, drivers license details, personal financial information and health-related data, depending on where the information was sourced from. When approached by the press, Astoria did not confirm the origin of the breach and it has consequently been flagged as "unverified" in HIBP.

Among those email address were 38 University of Alaska emails. Visit HaveIBeenPwned to see if your email has been involved in this (or any other) breach.

You can minimize the risk to your accounts by avoiding using the same login and password combination for multiple sites. Using long and unique passwords for each account helps protect you and the university in the case of a breach.