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Ohio State Says Hackers Breached Data on 760,000




Ohio State Says Hackers Breached Data on 760,000
Ohio State Says Hackers Breached Data on 760,000



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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/education/17colleges.html 

By TAMAR LEWIN
The New York Times
December 16, 2010

Ohio State University is notifying about 760,000 people whose personal 
information was stored in the university=E2=80=99s computer server that a data 
breach could put them at risk for identity theft.

The university, located in Columbus, began sending letters on Wednesday 
to current and former faculty and staff members, students and 
applicants, telling them that hackers had broken into the server that 
stored their names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and 
addresses.

The university said that although there was no evidence that the 
information had been used for identity theft, it was nonetheless 
offering a year of free credit protection to everyone whose data was on 
the server.

=E2=80=9CWe regret that this has occurred and are exercising an abundance of 
caution in choosing to notify those affected,=E2=80=9D Joseph A. Alutto, the 
university provost, said in a news release.

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