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Two University of Michigan servers compromised

July 23, 2007
Where did the breach take place? University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

How many victims? 5,500 students, mostly graduates of the college's School of Education.

What kind of personal information? Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, and the names of districts where the graduates taught or are currently teaching.

What happened? Hackers compromised two database servers.

What was the response? The university sent notification letters to students. Officials plan to review procedures and conduct risk assessments and also are considering limiting access to the servers to only administrators.

Details: The personal information is not believed to have been a target. Security officials instead believe the hackers used the server as a way to reach a non-university computer and, in turn, make their crime harder to trace.

Source: "Two 'U' Databases hacked," July 23, The Michigan Daily
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