The FBI is now investigating a security breach at the University of Rochester, MSNBC reports. The university is still trying to figure out how all the information was copied. Personal information for 450 current and former university students was stolen from a university database. Their names and Social Security numbers were accessed and copied illegally to an off-campus computer. University information technology workers found out about the problem last week. Letters were sent out Jan. 10 to the 450 potential victims. Sharon Dickman, a spokesperson for the university, said, “That’s a lot of people, and we’re concerned about it. We don’t know who would have copied them. We don’t know why they were done. Our IT people say it was done by another IP address outside the university.” The state attorney general is also looking into the incident. The school is providing all victims with identity-theft insurance and a year of credit monitoring…

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