Concordia libraries report "keylogger" security breach

March 23, 2016

Concordia University officials have reportedly filed a police report after detecting a security breach at the school’s Webster and Vanier libraries. Library and technical staff first alerted officials about the breach when they noticed devices known as keyloggers on some of the libraries’ workstations. A statement issued by Concordia notes that these devices can record users’ keystrokes, thus allowing them to “capture personal data such as login information and passwords.” Concordia has also said that the only computers affected were those available for public use for a maximum of 10 minutes, adding that the school’s security network—spanning 272 loaned laptops and 432 library workstations—remains intact. CBC | Montreal Gazette