p2pnet.net News:- In the latest report of confidential data stored in various US depositories being plundered, hackers gained personal information of 59,000 people affiliated with a California university.
“California State University, Chico spokesman Joe Wills said nearly all the current, former and prospective students, faculty and staff who were affected have been notified of the theft, which happened about three weeks ago,” says the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
“Hackers gained access to the victims’ names and Social Security numbers.”
Wills downplayed the theft and is quoted as saying there’s no indication that the information was used for anything other than, “somebody wanting to have illegal access to this server.
“Typically, on a college campus that can be to download files, music and games. There’s still no indication they were looking to take personal information."
Other university systems have been also been hacked.
In addition, 145,000 people were recently “exposed by a breach at ChoicePoint Inc., which collects consumer data,” says the story, also pointing out that hackers gained access to personal information of 32,000 Lexis-Nexis customers.
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