Friday, May 8, 2009

UC Berkeley computers hacked, 160,000 at risk

~~ The Cyber Cat and Mouse wars  are with us daily. Really makes you wonder if cyber record keeping is secure at any level~~

UC Berkeley computers hacked, 160,000 at risk

May 8, 2009 1:53 PM PDT

This post was updated at 2:16 p.m. PDT with comment from an outside database security software vendor.

Hackers broke into the University of California at Berkeley's health services center computer and potentially stole the personal information of more than 160,000 students, alumni, and others, the university announced Friday.

At particular risk of identity theft are some 97,000 individuals whose Social Security numbers were accessed in the breach, but it's still unclear whether hackers were able to match up those SSNs with individual names, Shelton Waggener, UCB's chief technology officer, said in a press conference Friday afternoon.