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UMaine Breach Affects 5,000 Students

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 30, 2010

The University of Maine Police Department is investigating a data breach that exposed nearly 5,000 students' personal and medical information. Starting in 2002 and spanning eight years, hackers accessed the UMaine counseling center database, the Sun Journal reports. The database stored information including names, Social Security numbers and clinical information. The university has hired a company to monitor the credit of those potentially affected, though there is no indication the hacked data has been viewed or used. "This is a serious breach and we are profoundly sorry that this has happened," said a university spokesman.
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