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Hacker invades FSU's system

‘Admin’ passwords compromised. Thousands of Florida State University employee passwords are in jeopardy because of a computer-system intrusion. “We got a pretty sophisticated and pervasive hack of some of our servers. That’s the bad news,” Larry Conrad, associate vice president for technology integration, said Wednesday. “The good news is, as near as we can tell, there has not been any particular user data that was compromised.” Of FSU’s 80 servers, a handful used for Windows software were exposed this past weekend, he said. And although one of the servers is used for student financial information, such as paying for classes with credit cards, it was a pass-through server and didn’t hold any data that could be stolen, Conrad said. The biggest inconvenience so far, he said, has been for those 4,000 FSU staff members with “admin” in their e-mail addresses. Since Monday, they have been unable to check their e-mail through the Internet while away from campus. Full Story

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