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Oct 16, 2013 5:44 PM by Paul Birmingham

FBI investigating computer security incident at UA law school

TUCSON - Officials at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law say an unauthorized intruder may have had access to a computer server containing the personal information of students.

According to UA officials, an intruder accessed a server hosting the College of Law public website on July 29. The intruder may have accessed old class rosters and applicant lists that were stored on a server in error.

Investigators say the names and Social Security numbers of 9,080 individuals were potentially accessible. The University has tried to inform all those affected through a personal letter.

Officials say the server was immediately taken offline, and the University of Arizona Police Department and FBI were notified of the intrusion. The FBI is continuing the investigation.

"We're working to help make sure people are not harmed by this incident," said Marc L. Miller, dean of the James E. Rogers College of Law. "We deeply regret the breach occurred and we've taken extensive measures to prevent this from happening again."

Officials say the UA has purchased 12 months of credit monitoring from Experian, which will allow affected individuals to monitor their credit activity at no charge.

The College of Law has set up a toll-free number at 877-522-7970 for people who have additional questions about the incident.

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