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FBI probes Stanford computer breach

The FBI is investigating a computer security breach at the Stanford University Career Development Center, the Stanford News Service reported today. The computer security breach occurred on May 11 when the computer system was improperly accessed from outside the Stanford network, said Debra Zumwalt, the university’s general counsel.

The computer database includes client records dating to 1996. It is not clear if any data was actually acquired during the break-in, but people who had been on record as seeking employment through the center are being notified of the breach.

“Protection of confidential information is a high priority of Stanford,” Zumwalt said. “And since this incident, we have been working to understand this breach of our system and ways to prevent a reoccurrence."

The university is notifying 9,600 clients and 300 recruiters of the security breach.

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FBI probes Stanford computer breach

Uploaded: Wed, May 25, 2005, 10:45 am

The FBI is investigating a computer security breach at the Stanford University Career Development Center, the Stanford News Service reported today. The computer security breach occurred on May 11 when the computer system was improperly accessed from outside the Stanford network, said Debra Zumwalt, the university’s general counsel.

The computer database includes client records dating to 1996. It is not clear if any data was actually acquired during the break-in, but people who had been on record as seeking employment through the center are being notified of the breach.

“Protection of confidential information is a high priority of Stanford,” Zumwalt said. “And since this incident, we have been working to understand this breach of our system and ways to prevent a reoccurrence."

The university is notifying 9,600 clients and 300 recruiters of the security breach.

— Don Kazak

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