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Hackers break into university computer

Jan. 29, 2004 at 3:09 PM

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Officials are assessing damage done by hackers who broke into a University of Georgia computer server loaded with student information.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is meanwhile trying to find the suspects. It is a felony in Georgia with substantial penalties, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Thursday.

Files containing the names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and credit card information of the applicants were housed on the system, UGA spokesman Tom Jackson said.

The security breach was discovered last week, but it took several days to determine what information had been exposed, he said.

Jackson said the hackers did not have access to the applications, just information about the applicants.

The deadline for fall 2004 student applications, including online applications, is Monday. Jackson said the incident should not interfere with the application process.

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