Hackers gained access to data on thousands of St. Louis Community College students.
The data breach was discovered on Jan. 13 after the college says an employee clicked on an attachment from a bogus email.
Phishing emails are behind 9 out of 10 cyber attacks.
The sensitive information accessed included names, student identification numbers, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.
School officials said it took three weeks to ascertain the scope of the attack and to identify the affected students.
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