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July 13, 2023 Notification

National Student Clearinghouse cybersecurity issue


July 13, 2023 9:22 am

Rutgers has been notified by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), a nonprofit that provides a range of higher-ed data and research services, of a cybersecurity issue involving NSC information, including data from Rutgers.

The NSC works with 3,600 colleges and universities, including Rutgers, to gather student data required by the U.S. Department of Education. At this time, the impact on Rutgers information is unclear. The NSC is investigating the issue, and Rutgers administrators are monitoring the issue closely and coordinating with the NSC to address any impact on the Rutgers community.

The NSC issue involves a vulnerability in a third-party software tool, MOVEit Transfer—a vulnerability that is affecting thousands of organizations using the tool for file transfers. The NSC “determined that an unauthorized party obtained certain files transferred through the clearinghouse’s MOVEit environment,” including files from customers, according to an update on the incident from the NSC.

Please note that this was not a data breach of Rutgers’ systems.

The university will provide updates about the NSC issues as more information becomes available.

If you have questions, please reach out to the Office of Information Technology Help Desk.

If you are experiencing any issues not listed here, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 848-445-HELP (4357) or send a message to

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