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[Dataloss] Hackers steal personal information from Brock University computers

From: Dissent (Dissentpogowasright.org)
Date: Thu Oct 12 2006 - 08:35:33 CDT


The personal information including some credit card and bank account
numbers of about 70,000 people who gave money to Brock University
has been stolen from the school's computers by a hacker.

Terry Boak, Brock's vice-president academic, said the digital intruder
had the secret passwords needed to access the file listing of possibly
every individual to ever donate to the university.

"It wasn't just someone who hacked in by playing around with it," Boak
said. "So, you start thinking about how these passwords were
obtained."

Boak said the hacker tapped into the system on Sept. 22 at 5:27 p.m.
ET, taking only four minutes to make off with the file containing
thousands of names, birthdates and e-mail addresses.

About 90 credit card numbers and some 270 bank account details were
also in the file.

[...]

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2006/10/12/tech-brock.html

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