Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Incident: Chico, Berkeley and now Davis: UC-Davis computer hacked, personal information compromised

Hot on the heels of privacy incidents at other University of California campuses, the UC Davis Enterprise is reporting that a hacking of a biology computer may have compromised the personal information of more than one thousand people.

The Davis Enterprise:

"The names and Social Security numbers of about 1,100 UC Davis students, faculty, visiting speakers and staff may have been compromised when someone hacked into a main computer in the university's plant biology section last month.

Letters were sent to notify everyone whose personal information was stored on the computer. University officials said there's no evidence that any unauthorized individuals have actually retrieved or used any personal data on the computer..."

My running tally of privacy incidents, Summaries of incidents cataloged on PIPEDA and Canadian Privacy Law, just might collapse under its own weight...

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