CCSU Security Breach Also Exposed Names

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) – Central Connecticut State University officials say a computer security breach in November that exposed the Social Security numbers of more than 18,000 past and present students, faculty and staff was worse than they thought.

Officials at the New Britain school announced Wednesday that they recently learned the breach also revealed the names of an undetermined number of people whose Social Security numbers were exposed.

A computer in the university’s business office was infected in late November with a virus that made personal data dating back to 1998 available for eight days. School officials are offering credit and identity protection for people who were affected. It’s not clear if anyone has used the data to commit crimes.

Central has posted information about the security breach on its website.

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