Hackers steal money from Wichita State employee bank accounts

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Several Wichita State University employees have recently had their payroll funds stolen by hackers, the university says. 

An email from Sr. Associate VP of Financial Operations Lois Tatro says that over the last several weeks, the hackers diverted funds to their individual bank accounts by sending spam or phishing emails. 

She said the emails seem to be real and that the employees clicked on a link and entered their myWSU credentials, giving the hackers access to personal information. 

"We know that a handful of employees had their direct deposit payroll diverted to another bank account, losing their full payroll amount," Tatro said. 

Anyone who thinks they may have been affected should change their password and check their bank account information. WSU does not send emails asking for login credentials. 

The university asks that any email asking for a WSU ID and password should be forwarded to spamreport@wichita.edu. The ITS Technical Help Desk can be reached by calling (316) 978-4357

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