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Hackers Expose Data

DATA LOSS—U.S.

January 13, 2011

The University of Connecticut has notified customers of its Husky-branded online sports store that their billing and payment information may have been exposed when its database was hacked. NetworkWorld reports the hacker compromised an administrative password to gain access to the database and then unencrypted the data, which included names, addresses, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, expiration dates and security codes, among other information. Meanwhile, a New Hampshire radiology office has sent letters to about 231,400 patients to let them know its server was hacked, potentially exposing their personal and medical data.
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