CU Computer Hacked, 45k Student Names, S.S. Numbers Exposed

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Denver (AP) University of Colorado officials say a computer hacker may have had other things in mind than stealing the identities of some 45,000 students and alumni.

Computer investigators say the May 12 discovery of a worm that entered a College of Arts and Sciences' Academic Advising Center's computer may have been an attempt to take control of the machine to allow it to infiltrate other computers.

Officials are sending letters notifying students enrolled at CU Boulder since 2002 that their information was compromised by the hackers. Vice Provost for Technology Bobby Schnabel says the personal data, containing names and social security numbers, was exposed though it was unclear if the information was extracted.


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