Hackers have reportedly broken into the university’s computer databases.
Wired PR News – Hackers have reportedly compromised the personal information of thousands of students at the University of California, Berkeley. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), officials announced last week that information on 160,000 students and others had been placed at risk due to an infiltration of restricted computer databases by hackers.
As noted in the report, the breach occurred in October of last year, and has lasted through April 9. Shelton Waggener, Associate Vice Chancellor for information technology and Chief Information Officer for the school is quoted as stating of the issue, “The indications are that the hackers left messages to the system administrator taunting the system administrator that they had broken in… It’s a common hacker approach for identifying themselves.”
The school is further quoted by the AP as stating of the discovery of the breach, “Since then a team of more than 20 people from across the campus have been working seven days a week to determine the exact scope and nature of the breach.”
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