University Data Compromised
A Georgia university is alerting some 170,000 students and staff that their Social Security numbers may have been exposed, SC Magazine reports. Valdosta State University says a hacker accessed a university server. "An initial investigation has found no evidence that any personal data was accessed or transferred," said Joe Newton, Valdosta director of information technology. He added that the school will continue to work with university police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and will review its procedures and practices to minimize the risk of another breach. A Valdosta server was hacked into in December 2009, as well.