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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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Friday, March 25, 2005

Incident: Purdue warns hackers hit some computers 

Once again, a university computer system containing personal information has been compromised by hackers. There is no confirmation that sensitive personal information has been compromised, but Purdue University officials are notifying students and employees that their information may have been disclosed:

Purdue warns hackers hit some computers:

"WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University officials have sent letters to more than 1,200 employees, students, graduates and business affiliates, alerting them that their personal information might have been illegally obtained through computers on campus.

Officials discovered Jan. 27 that someone hacked into the computers in the College of Liberal Arts' Theatre Division.

The hacking probably started in November when someone used special software to access the theater computers and two other campus systems, school officials said. 'While this information was vulnerable, we cannot say with certainty whether it actually was accessed,' Joseph Bennett, vice president for university relations, said Thursday. 'We take this very seriously because files on these computers contained information that could be used to commit identity theft.'"

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