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Iowa State, 2037 SSNs and 2,379 CC, "Hacker"

The Iowa State University is sending out a warning to alumni Wednesday after a hacker had access to the alumnae association Web site.

A computer at Iowa State University’s Alumni Association was hacked into, allowing outside access to thousands of Social Security numbers and pages of credit card information.

By tapping into the computer, the hacker had access to 2,031 student and volunteer Social Security numbers and 2,379 credit card numbers.

Those who did not receive an e-mail from the association should be OK, NewsChannel 8 reported.

From The Iowa Channel, “Hacker Gets Access To ISU Alumni Information.”