12
May
2021
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13:08 PM
America/Chicago

Statement on Herff Jones Security Breach

The University of Houston-Downtown is aware of a data breach that occurred on the website of Herff Jones, a vendor that provides caps, gowns and other commencement products to high school and college graduates. As a result, some customers have reported fraudulent credit card and bank activity. University of Houston System Information Security has investigated and confirmed that the transactions do not involve any systems at any of the four universities within the UH System. UHD and UHS will continue to monitor the situation and take additional actions as appropriate. The situation is not unique to UHD or UH System universities, it is impacting schools across Texas and the nation.

Herff Jones is investigating and has taken immediate action to temporarily disable its payment functions, however, students are still able to place orders without submitting payment at this time. The University of Houston-Downtown Bookstore is working directly with our graduates to make sure they have the latest information on the situation and to assist with any orders that may still be outstanding.