Monday, August 08, 2005

Incident: Sonoma State Confirms SSNs Hacked

Yet another university privacy/security incident:

Sonoma State Confirms SSNs Hacked:

"ROHNERT PARK (KRON) -- Officials at Sonoma State University confirm that the names and Social Security numbers of more than 60,000 people in the school's databases were hacked in a security breach.

The hacker broke into seven of the school's computers, exposing files containing the names and Social Security numbers of 61,709 people who applied to, attended or graduated from the university between 1995 and 2002. Files containing information on faculty between 1999 and 2005 were also exposed. The attack happened in July, but officials don't think anyone actually accessed the exposed data...."

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