Friday, August 05, 2005

Incident: Hackers strike at Cal Poly Pomona

Yet another university security/privacy incident:

Hackers strike at Cal Poly Pomona:

"Thousands notified after security breach

By Kenneth Todd Ruiz

Staff Writer

POMONA - Computer hackers added Cal Poly Pomona to a growing list of schools from which personal information has been accessed illegally.

Notification went out to 31,077 people Thursday that their records might have been stolen after Cal Poly Pomona discovered two computer servers were compromised in late June.

'We got hit by a hacker,' said Debra Brum, interim vice president for instructional and information technology. Personal data, including names and Social Security numbers of university applicants, as well as current and former faculty, staff and students were accessed in the security breach...."

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