Data Breach At University Of Alabama May Affect 37,000 People

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Denise Richardson has reported on the data breach at the University of Alabama:

University of Alabama campus officials sent letters out to 37,000 people whose personal information may have been stolen by computer hackers.

The school revealed Friday that in November, seventeen of their four-hundred databases were tapped by hackers. One of those computers contained lab results for people tested at the campus Medical Center. However, school officials say campus computer technicians quickly caught the hackers before they likely retrieved any confidential information.

Still, the school is suggesting people whose information was compromised check their credit records for any potential identity theft. A letter addressed to all of those with information on the servers were advised to place a fraud alert on their credit files and check bank accounts for unusual activity.

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