Hackers gain entry to California state database

Saturday, 25 May 2002, 11:10 PM EST

Computer hackers have cracked into the state's personnel database and gained access to financial information for all 265,000 state workers, including Governor Gray Davis, officials said Friday.

The database, housed at state's Teale Data Center in Rancho Cordova, holds names, Social Security numbers, and payroll information for everyone from office workers to judges.

Authorities said that so far they have found no evidence that the information has been used illegally.

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