University blames security breach on un-patched Symantec bug

Friday, 25 May 2007, 12:59 AM EST

The University of Colorado at Boulder said sensitive information on 44,998 students was exposed because a worm attacked the network through an un-patched bug in Symantec's anti-virus software.

A server in the university's College of Arts and Sciences' Academic Advising Center held the names and Social Security numbers of students enrolled at CU-Boulder from 2002 to the present, according to an online advisory.

At InformationWeek.

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