Saturday, June 5, 2010

Infosecurity (USA) - Penn State data may have been exposed -

Penn State issued a press release statement on Wednesday informing the university community that a computer in its Outreach Market Research and Data office was found to be actively communicating with a botnet CNC.

According to the statement, the database used by the office had previously contained Social Security numbers on individuals. The university, which discontinued use of SSNs for identification purposes in 2005, nevertheless found that an archived copy of the information went undetected in the computer's cache.

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