News

Actions

Former UW law school applicants at risk for identity theft

Web-Default-Image_1280x720-WTMJ.png
Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 09:15:31-05
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin Law School has notified more than 1,200 former applicants that they could be at risk of identity theft because the school's database was hacked.
 
The university says Social Security numbers from 2005 to 2006 applicants were recently compromised. The Law School has taken down the affected server as a result and added a firewall to better protect that data.
The State Journal  says the school contacted UW Police about the hack. Police spokesman Marc Lovicott says investigators have identified a potential hacker, who lives out of state. No arrests have been made.
 
The university discovered the database was hacked on Nov. 3 and notified the applicants Tuesday.