Hacker Breaches University of Missouri Computers

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Friday, February 02 2007 Feb 2, 2007 Friday, February 02, 2007 5:11:15 PM CST February 02, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - A hacker who broke into a University of Missouri computer server may have gained access to Social Security numbers of researchers on four campuses. A computer monitoring system that scans the Internet for crimes first notified the university of the problem on Jan. 16. A more detailed examination showed the system was first broken into two days earlier. The affected system serves as an electronic clearing house for researchers applying for grants. Personal information of more than 1,000 researchers may be at risk. The university has alerted those who used the system at its campuses in Columbia, Rolla, St. Louis and Kansas City. Users of the system have also been instructed to monitor their credit reports for suspicious activity.

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