Hackers Break Into USU Computer System

Hackers Break Into USU Computer System

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(Logan-AP) -- Utah State University falls victim to computer hackers.

U-S-U officials say hackers got into the system about two weeks ago through a machine in the basement of the University Inn.

The hackers may have had access to files that listed up to 40 students' private information.

U-S-U officials say there's no evidence suggesting they used the file or even found it.

University employees found out about the security breach through routine security checks and saw unusual traffic.

Officials say it looked like the hacker was looking for a place to store illegal games and found a vulnerable machine.

They don't believe the hacker was local or a student at the University, but officials are looking at measures to enhance computer security at the school.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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