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University Says Additional 25,000 May Be Affected by Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 10, 2010

More people than additionally estimated may have been affected by a data breach at Penn State University, the Associated Press reports. Last week, officials announced  that the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of 25,572 alumni had been exposed. But now they say an additional 25,000 may be at risk. Those potentially affected have been cautioned to watch for identity theft, the report states. Universities across the country are increasingly becoming the targets of more sophisticated malware attacks, said a Penn State spokesman, adding that the university has stepped up its security efforts as a result.
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