Study: 600K campus records hacked this year

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dennis Carter reports:

Computer hackers reportedly have stolen identifying information and credit card numbers from more than half a million — some 600,000 — college students, faculty, and alumni this year. This is prompting some campus IT officials to call for a “total overhaul” of computer security protocol.

Identity Theft 911, an Arizona-based company founded by consumer advocates and experts from the financial industry and law enforcement, released a report this month, called “America’s Universities: A Hacker’s Dream,” which documents some of the largest recent computer security breaches on college campuses and discusses solutions for IT decision makers and students.

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