San Fran College's Computer Network Compromised


Salon Staff
January 14, 2012 5:45AM (UTC)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A community college in San Francisco says its computer networks have been infected with software viruses that have been illegally transmitting personal data from students and employees overseas.

The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/xIsyh9) reported Friday that City College of San Francisco administrators found the rogue software in a computer lab over Thanksgiving weekend. They determined the problem was widespread and that such viruses had been in the computers for more than a decade.

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A school official says the software has been sending the stolen data to China, Russia and other countries.

About 100,000 students take classes at the college's campus across the city each year.

Officials say so far no cases of identity theft have been linked to the breach and no victims have come forward.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com


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