University of California at San Diego Computers Hacked, UCSD Students and Staff Compromised
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The University of California at San Diego announced this week that hackers have again broken into their computer system, compromising the personal data of thousands of UCSD students, staff, and faculty. The UCSD machines which the hackers accessed contained the trifecta payload of social security numbers, drivers license numbers, and credit card numbers. Everything that today’s savvy identity thief could ask for.

However, while announced last week, the break-in did not actually occur last week. It occured in April, more than two months ago.


According to reports, UCSD explained the delay in notifying those compromised on the “‘time-consuming’ process of determining its scope.” Said UCSD spokesperson Dolores Davies, “The reality is that whole . . . process is cumbersome and takes time.”

Awww…cry Aunty a river. More than two months? Just to let people know that hey, you may want to replace your credit cards and check your credit report for suspicious activities?

The university says that they have no evidence that anybody’s personal information was accessed, and that they believe that the hackers were looking for a place to store illegal peer-to-peer files.

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Uh huh.

That’s a bit like saying that I’m not going to tell you that somebody peeked in your wallet while you weren’t looking, because I think that they were just looking for a place to hide their fake i.d..

That’s just not the point.

 

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