[funsec] U. of Ga.: Hacker May Have Student Info
Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Sep 29 07:53:45 CDT 2005
Not fun, but certainly security-related.
An AP newswire article, via The Washington Post, reports that:
The University of Georgia said a computer hacker may have accessed the names and Social Security numbers of at least 1,600 current and former employees.
The university was working with state and federal authorities to investigate the breach, which was discovered Sept. 19.
"To this point there has been no evidence, direct or indirect, that any of this information has actually been misused," said Arnett C. Mace Jr., the school's provost.
University officials say 2,429 Social Security numbers were exposed, but there was some repetition and the number of affected people is expected to be smaller.
Last year, a hacker broke into a UGA computer and may have accessed credit card information for about 32,000 students. The university never caught the hacker, but was not aware of any misuse of that information, said Tom Jackson, a UGA spokesman.
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