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UDel breach twofer

The University of Delaware “UDaily” reports on two breaches:

[A] computer in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy was attacked sometime between Nov. 22-26 by an unknown hacker, and it contained a portion of a database that included Social Security numbers for 159 graduate students.
A back-up hard drive was stolen from the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology some time between Dec. 16-18, and a police report was filed Dec. 19. […] [I]t is believed the theft of the hard drive was an afterthought. The hard drive contained personal information on a few individuals, and Jack B. Gingrich, a postdoctoral fellow in the department whose hard drive was stolen, has informed all those involved.