Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hacker Compromises Data on 11,000 at University of Indianapolis

An AP newswire article, via The Chicago Tribune, reports that:

A hacker attacked the University of Indianapolis' computer system and gained access to personal information and Social Security numbers for 11,000 students, faculty and staff, the school said.

The 4,300-student university's information technology staff and outside computer security experts are investigating the breach, which was discovered Sept. 18 when another institution warned the school. The FBI also was notified. It was not clear whether any data was stolen in the Sept. 8 attack.

"We don't know that anything was done with this information, just that there was a compromise," university spokesman Scott Hall told The Indianapolis Star on Tuesday.

The compromised records were at least two years old, the school said. University President Beverley J. Pitts -- one of the those whose data was accessed -- said in a campuswide e-mail that the victims would be notified by mail and e-mail in the next few days. The school also will offer victims one year of free credit monitoring.

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Hat-tip: Data Loss Mailing List


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