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March 13th, 2008

Harvard System Compromised By A Hacker

Harvard University has notified thousands of it’s graduate students and applicants that their personal information may have been exposed by a data breach. A computer hacker gained entry to the server in February, according to Harvard, and about 10,000 of last year’s applicants may have had their personal information compromised, with 6,600 having their Social Security numbers exposed. Social Security numbers might be used during bank credit application or a credit card application.

The school says it will provide the applicants with free identity theft recovery services and help them with credit monitoring and fraud alerts.

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