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[Dataloss] Data of UT Dallas students, staff potentially stolen
From: Dissent (Dissentpogowasright.org)
Date: Tue Dec 12 2006 - 17:39:11 CST
OK, lyger, now it's only another 65k to the million mark...
The University of Texas at Dallas discovered over the weekend that
social security numbers and other sensitive information relating to
5,000 students, faculty members and staff may have been exposed by a
computer network intrusion.
Phone numbers, e-mail addresses and home addresses also may have been
People whose information was known to have been involved in the
potential disclosure include:
* Students and staff in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and
Computer Science, as well as applicants for admission dating back
as far as 1993.
* All staff and faculty of the university, who were employed from
September 2003 through August 2005.
The UT Dallas breach is not the first breach of university data the
University of Texas System has seen this year.
In October, the UT System appointed a chief information security
officer to build and oversee a system-wide plan to protect UT's
The appointment came after about 2,500 student records for University
of Texas at Arlington students were stolen at the end of September.
The UT System's flagship school in Austin has suffered two major IT
security breaches in the last few years -- one in 2003 and one earlier
this year in April at the McCombs School of Business. The McCombs
breach exposed the records, including Social Security numbers and
other sensitive information, of 197,000 people.
Daniel said the university's information research staff has talked
with UT System officials during the course of its investigation.
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