Hacker hits California university computer

Wednesday, 20 October 2004, 5:02 PM EST

A computer hacker accessed names and Social Security numbers of about 1.4 million Californians after breaking into a University of California, Berkeley, computer system in perhaps the worst attack of its kind ever suffered by the school, officials said yesterday.

"The investigation is continuing but we have no idea if the [personal] information has been compromised," said Carlos Ramos, assistant secretary at the California Health and Human Services Agency.

At IT Web.

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