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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

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Saturday, May 08, 2004

Incident: Computer System at U.C. San Diego Hacked 

From today's Yahoo News:

Yahoo! News - Computer System at U.C. San Diego Hacked:

"Computer System at U.C. San Diego Hacked
Fri May 7,11:55 PM ETAdd U.S. National - AP to My Yahoo!

SAN DIEGO - Hackers broke into the computer system of the University of California, San Diego, compromising confidential information on about 380,000 students, teachers, employees, alumni and applicants.

Investigators urged those affected to guard against identity theft.

Hackers infiltrated four computers that stored Social Security (news - web sites) and driver's license numbers in the university's business and financial services department. Investigators are unaware of any illegal use of the data.

University officials discovered the security breach April 16 after noticing a spike in traffic on the network.

In December, more than 178,000 San Diego State University students, alumni and employees had personal information exposed by hackers who broke into a university computer server. The FBI (news - web sites) and campus police investigation found computers used for the hacking were on the East Coast.

Last month, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, which is on the UCSD campus, was infiltrated by a hacker, although officials said no critical information was lost. "

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