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Computer hackers hit into UM-Flint system




Computer hackers hit into UM-Flint system
Computer hackers hit into UM-Flint system



http://www.mlive.com/news/flintjournal/index.ssf?/base/news-47/119769647063950.xml&coll=5 

By Bryn Mickle
The Flint Journal 
First Edition
December 15, 2007

FLINT - Computer users on the campus of the University of Michigan-Flint 
have been told to consider changing their passwords after hackers broke 
into several servers recently.

University computer technicians from the Flint and Ann Arbor campuses 
are working with the Flint office of the FBI to determine who was 
responsible for the unauthorized access.

The hack was discovered Dec. 6 and university officials said it is still 
unknown what data might have been compromised.

The breach was contained shortly after it was found, said university 
spokesperson Jen Hogan.

Staff, students and faculty were told about the situation via an e-mail 
from the university on Thursday.

Hogan said periodic password changes had already been suggested before 
the hack was discovered.

"It's always a good idea," said Hogan.

It was unknown how many computers had access to the servers and no 
further information has been released.


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