ISU Computer System Hacked

Wow, now ISU has had a computer break-in that possibly gave up credit card and social security numbers. That makes at least one in each of the three state universities in Iowa this year. Think we need to step up security?

A computer at Iowa State University’s Alumni Association was hacked into, allowing outside access to thousands of social security numbers and pages of credit card information, university officials said.

Officials were unsure if the hacker broke into the computer system in search of the information but that it was possible the data was accessed and misused. More than 2,300 student and volunteer social security numbers and nearly 2,400 credit card numbers were stored in the system.

Campus officials said they were notifying individuals about the security breach.

Update: The University of Colorado was just hacked too.