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UGA alerts thousands of people about hacking case

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia officials are mailing nearly 8,000 letters to current and former workers, alerting them to the possibility that someone hacked into personal information about them stored in university computers.

Tom Jackson, UGA's vice president for public affairs, says the 7,847 letters are being mailed this week.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson tells the Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/RLXZok) that investigators have not found any evidence that the hacker or hackers have used the information for any additional crimes, such as identity theft.

Authorities started a probe Oct. 1 after learning that the computer passwords of 2 UGA workers were reset by someone other than the employees. UGA officials say the intruder used those accounts to look into the university's record-keeping system.

 

Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com

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