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UCD School of Medicine hacked

"According to officials, 1,120 applicant records for the 2007-2008 class at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have been hacked, in what marks the first time an example of unauthorized access to the university's computer systems has been coupled with evidence of attempted fraud. According to the university, the incident was discovered on June 15 when admitted students found that accounts had already been set up in their names. Subsequent investigation found that the hacker had accessed information including the names, birthdates and Social Security numbers of the victims in question.

In addition, the university suspects that information of 375 veterinary applicants from the 2004-2005 school year may have been illegally accessed. Lieutenant John D. Johnson III, a member of the UC Davis Police force, said they received no reports of anyone using the stolen information. "Anyone who has reason to believe that their information has been used unlawfully is encouraged to contact the UC Davis Police Department as soon as possible," Johnson said in an e-mail interview.

Currently, the UC Davis police force is working with the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force to find the culprit." Article Link: http://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/07/02/CampusNews/Ucd-School.Of.Medicine.Hacked-2920064.shtml


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