Two employees at East Tennessee State University fell for an email phishing scam and paved the way for a breach at the school.

"We believe that these two employees were part of a group of employees that the e-mails were sent directly to intentionally, they clicked on the e-mail because they thought the e-mail was coming from another supervisor...so yes we do think these two employees were part of a group of employees that were intended to get this message, this is not something that went university-wide," ETSU spokesperson Joe Smith said in a statement cited by WHJL news.

The breach, which was discovered October 17, could have affected 7,700 people. The school has begun investigating and notifying potential victims.

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