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Hackers strike Georgia Tech computer, gain credit card data

Computer hackers invaded a computer at Georgia Tech and copied names, addresses and — in some cases — credit card information for 57,000 patrons of the Ferst Center for the Arts. Tech said the database held credit card records for about two-thirds of the 57,000 people. Some cards had expired. The hackers had access to the computer between Feb. 4 and March 14, when the attack was discovered. Ferst is an entertainment venue that offers concerts, recitals, lectures, dance, film and theater to the public. There’s no evidence any credit card numbers have been used by hackers. Tech sent letters to patrons this week warning of “a potentially serious security breach.” The letter advised them to check with credit reporting agencies and credit card companies to make sure their information is not being used fraudulently. Full Story

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