security breach
December 22, 2016
Jessica Murray
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Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) has learned of a security breach at in which usernames and encrypted passwords from’s servers were exposed.

The passwords of MIT users who access this service through IS&T's gateway have not been compromised. If you maintain a account separate from the one you access through IS&T’s gateway, you may be affected.

Although the passwords of users are secure, “learning data” (contact information and courses viewed) has potentially been exposed. is continuing to investigate this breach, and IS&T will update the MIT community as needed.

If you have questions, please email the IS&T Service Desk at or call 617.253.0540. You can also submit a request online.