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Police: Undergrad Responsible for Recent Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 4, 2012

According to law enforcement authorities, an undergraduate student is responsible for a recent data breach at the University of Nebraska. Police say the breach affecting more than 650,000 students, parents and employees was a "skilled attack." No arrest has been made, and the suspect has not been named, but police have seized a computer and other equipment from the suspect's dorm room after tracing the IP address of the computer used in the attack, COMPUTERWORLD reports. Meanwhile, the CEO of a company that has come under congressional scrutiny due to the practice of one of its service providers will not have his contract renewed.
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