If the security of one computer on an HSU network is compromised, potentially the integrity of every piece of information stored on that network is at risk.
Deliberately hacking into a computer is not a joke or a prank. It is a felony and as such is regarded extremely seriously by HSU, the CSU system, and law enforcement. California law requires that the trail of evidence be preserved as far as is practicable and that HSU take additional action where the security of personally identifiable or other confidential information has been compromised.
Instances of potentially-compromised systems must always be referred to the Campus Information Security Office at (707) 826-3815 or the University Police Department at (707) 826-5555 for implementation of HSU's Compromised Host Procedure.
Only qualified IT staff are permitted to handle machines suspected of being compromised.
In any of these instances, the first thing to do is change your HSU password and answers to security questions.
If you suspect that a machine for which you are responsible for has been hacked, contact your ITC or the Technology Help Desk (707) 826-HELP(4357) immediately.