IT error opens data door at university

Monday, 18 June 2007, 11:25 AM EST

The University of Virginia is notifying about 6,000 current and former faculty members that their names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and other personal information may have been stolen by computer hackers between May 2005 and April of this year.

The Charlottesville-based university announced June 8 that a hacker or hackers had breached a “special- purpose Web application” that mistakenly included a link to a data table containing a variety of information about U.Va. faculty members.

At Computerworld.

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