On May 13, 2014, a staff member of Gifu College of Nursing accessed a site disguising the administrator of the webmail, and entered the personal user name and the password. As a result, many spam mails are sent from the personal mail account due to the illicit access after these data are illegally stolen.
The sending of spam mails and the illicit access are discontinued after we immediately changed the password.
We have prohibited the access from the illegal websites related to this password stealing act in order to block further illicit access, as well as have sent a mail of warning to all the students and the faculty members.
There is no data leakage from the college, and no evidence of other illicit access, falsification and data leakage from other systems concerning the college. We will educate our students and staff members with a view to prevention of this kind of emergent state, also endeavor to devise a countermeasure to further illicit access in order to avoid recurrence.
We sincerely apologize to the persons having received a spam mail from the domain of Gifu College of Nursing(@gifu-cn.ac.jp).