Saturday, October 23, 2004

Update on UC Berkeley privacy breach

Further to UC Berkeley reports massive security/privacy breach , eWeek is reporting that the incident at UC Berkeley can be traced to the exploitation of a known vulnerability for which a patch was available, but not installed.
Hack at UC Berkeley Potentially Nets 1.4 Million SSNs:

"Hackers took advantage of a known vulnerability on an unpatched computer to potentially gain access to some 1.4 million names, Social Security numbers, telephone numbers, addresses and dates of birth at University of California at Berkeley, officials said Tuesday. ..."

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