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University of Colorado computer hacked, 45k student names, S.S. numbers exposed

"A hacker broke into a computer server at the University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences� Academic Advising Center, exposing the names and Social Security numbers of nearly 45,000 students, officials said Tuesday.

University officials were sending letters notifying students enrolled at CU-Boulder from 2002 until the present that their information was compromised.

Computer security investigators on May 12 discovered a worm had entered the server through a vulnerability in its antivirus software, which had not been properly patched by Arts and Sciences Advising Center�s IT staff, according to a CU statement."

Article Link http://www.postindependent.com/article/20070523/FRONTPAGE/70523002


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