Purdue University, 11,360 SSNs, hacker

Purdue University is alerting current and former employees that their Social Security numbers and other information may have been illegally accessed from at least one of four campus computer workstations.

“Our investigation of a recent information technology security breach shows that the records of 11,360 current and former employees may have been accessed electronically,” said James R. Bottum, vice president for information technology. “We do not know how or whether the intruders intend to use this information, but we are alerting everyone who may have been affected because this information could be used to commit identity theft.”

Purdue web site with FAQ, mentioned in the U Chicago thread on Slashdot.