Former ISU Students At Risk For Identity Theft

December 9, 2005

Brooke Hale

Pocatello - A computer hacker now has personal information on thousands of Idahoans.

If you were a student or an employee at Idaho State University anytime during the past decade, your records may be compromised.

Officials say somebody used an automated computer hacking program to expose social security numbers, passwords and birth dates.

School officials say whoever launched the program may not know the information had been accessed. So they say it's unlikely the privacy breach could result in potentially damaging identity theft. Even so, ISU officials and local police have contacted the FBI's cyber crimes unit.

The hacking program may have originated in Romania in Eastern Europe.

The breach likely occurred in September, but wasn't discovered until this week.

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