Stanford University Network Hacked

Stanford University says it has been hacked and is trying to determine the extent of the breach, InformationWeek reports. Members of the Stanford community were emailed a warning of an “apparent breach” Wednesday night by Randy Livingston, VP for business affairs and chief financial officer for the university. Users of the Stanford network should change their passwords “as a precautionary measure,” he wrote. “We do not yet know the scope of the intrusion, but we are working closely with information security consultants and law enforcement to determine its source and impact,” Livingston continued. “We are not aware at this time of any protected health information, personal financial information or Social Security numbers being compromised, and Stanford does not conduct classified research.”

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