Hackers break into University of Texas at Dallas

Hackers may have compromised the personal information of 9,100 students, faculty and staff at the University of Texas at Dallas.

What type of personal information? Names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.

How many victims? 9,100, including 4,406 students who were on the Dean's List or graduated between 2000 and 2003.

What happened? The university is releasing few details about how the attack occurred.

Quote: "We would like to minimize the impact of such an event, but we find no indication that the information has been disclosed, disseminated or used to anyone's detriment." - Jim Gary, the university's vice president and chief information officer.

Source:, The Dallas Morning News, "Computer breach at UT Dallas may have exposed students' personal info," July 31.

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