[ISN] Keene Hacker (college/hack/information)

From: mea culpa (jerichot_private)
Date: Tue Apr 28 1998 - 13:09:01 PDT

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       Keene Hacker
       Associated Press, 04/27/98 17:34
       KEENE, N.H. (AP) - Keene State College officials are trying to learn
       how someone could retrieve names and Social Security numbers from the
       college's computer network.
       The names and numbers were found on a computer disk left outside the
       school newspaper, The Equinox. It includes current students and
       College spokeswoman Retha Lindsey Fielding says it appears the hacker
       wasn't being malicious, just concerned the information could be
       accessed. Fielding says opening student records is illegal.
       A computer safety and security team is studying how to improve the
       system's security.
       Last month, a computer system flaw at the University of New Hampshire
       in Durham left Social Security numbers of all students and some
       faculty unprotected.
       Jerry Olson, assistant vice president for computing and information
       services at UNH said, similar issues have cropped up at other
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