Brockport, N.Y.—Benjamin Young was among the 200 people whose credit card accounts were impacted by a data breach at the College at Brockport last semester.
“I actually had about $300 taken from my account,” Young said. “When that happened, I was shocked, but not that shocked because we were getting emails (about the breach).”
The college hired a firm called Trustwave to do a forensic analysis of the breach and make recommendations, according to a letter sent to students.
Over the summer, the college spent $20,000 to install a new credit card processing system, according to an administrator.
“We’re using what’s called a point-to-point solution,” said Louis Spiro, Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation Interim Executive Director.
Student Identification cards which are similar to debit cards, and cash can still be used on campus.
Students cannot use their credit cards at dining halls and cafes according to a school spokesman.
“We’ve worked through with our credit card processor…we should be up and running next week,” Spiro said.
Most students begin moving in Thursday and will receive an email once the work is complete, according to Spiro.