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Records Hacked at University of Texas

From Times Wire Reports

Nearly 200,000 electronic records at the University of Texas’ Business School have been illegally accessed, officials said. It was the school’s second major breach in three years.

The university said it learned late Friday that some Social Security numbers and possibly biographical material of students, alumni, faculty and staff might have been accessed.

University officials notified the state attorney general’s office and established a call center and website for those whose records might have been breached.

Officials believe the problem has been limited to the business school. One said the university has been working “to make sure the entire system is secure.”

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Last year, a former student received five years’ probation and was ordered to pay $170,000 in restitution for hacking into the school’s computer system in 2003 and accessing almost 40,000 Social Security numbers.


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