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Hacker attacks MSU student health computer

A hacker broke into a Student Health Service computer at Montana State University several weeks ago, but school officials say they’re confident no sensitive patient information was released. The hacker, who was traced back as far as the Asia-Pacific region, was trying to turn the MSU computer into a “slave” computer where he could post pornography or other illegal files, said Craig Roloff, the university’s interim vice president for administration. The break-in was caught before that could happen. There is no evidence the hacker nosed around student medical files or made them public, said Mark Sheehan, MSU’s chief information officer. The chances that someone could do that without leaving any evidence are “maybe one thousandth of 1 percent,” he said. “We have no reason to believe any personally identifiable information escaped the university,” Sheehan said. Full Story

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