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U. Hawaii Parking Server Breached

DATA LOSS—U.S.

July 20, 2010

The University of Hawaii informed the Honolulu police and the FBI that a server was breached at their parking office, possibly exposing the personal information of 53,000 people. The university discovered the breach during a routine audit and says the server contained nearly 41,000 Social Security numbers and data on 200 credit cards, reports Campus Technology. The university has no evidence that the information has been accessed or used but has retained a forensic computer expert to investigate further. On a Web page about the incident, officials say they have stopped using SSNs for parking transactions and are in the process of purging them from the system. This latest incident comes 15 months after an affiliated community college experienced a malware-induced breach, the report states.
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