Russian mob infiltrates university computers

Wednesday, 26 June 2002, 11:56 AM EST

The government has issued an alert about identity and credit card theft on U.S. campuses, saying individuals linked to the Russian mob tried to tap into at least five college computer systems.

The warning, which was issued Friday, followed the arrest a Russian-born man at Pasadena City College and another incident at Arizona State University. Schools in Texas and Florida have also been targeted, college officials said.

Officials at the Pasadena campus said the man was arrested last month as he tried to install keystroke recording software that could capture computer users' credit card numbers and other personal data.

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