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December 12, 2006

Hackers Expose 800,000 to Identity Theft

Another data loss to hackers places personal information at risk for 800,000 UCLA staff, faculty, and students.  That includes Social Security numbers, home addresses, birthdays, and contact information, but no financial information.  There's just enough loss here to place a lot of people on edge for identity theft.  Investigations continue as to how this all happened.

The breach was discovered on November 21, 2006, and had began sometime in October, 2005.  That;s a long time in computer years.

Stories are in CNET, Information Week, and the San Jose Mercury News.

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