Friday, May 26, 2006

Sacred Heart University Data Hacked

Clint Boulton writes on

Sacred Heart University became the latest school to fall victim to a computer hack, which exposed the personal information of as many as 135,000 students and alumni.

The information included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and 103 credit-card numbers of people affiliated with the school, said Sacred Heart spokeswoman Funda Alp.

Information technology staff for the Fairfield, Conn., school discovered a rootkit had been installed on the server that caused it to crash one of the computer services.

The staff found the virus during a routine maintenance check May 8.

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