[ISN] Hackers strike UC Berkeley computer systems

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 01:15:28 -0500 (CDT)

By Heather Ishimaru
May 08, 2009

BERKELEY, CA (KGO) -- The University of California, Berkeley is 
notifying 160,000 people they could be victims of identity theft. 
International hackers have broken into some UC Berkeley computer 
servers, taking names and social security numbers.

Routine maintenance of UC Berkeley's health services center computers in 
April revealed a break-in. Hackers had come in through an open, public 
part of the system and then broke into a database with names and Social 
Security numbers.

"We have 97,000 Social Security numbers on the records, but there are 
160,000 names in the system, so we're notifying everyone of the breach," 
Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Shelton Waggener 

Waggener says e-mails and letters went out Friday.


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