Ohio U. Donor, Alumni Info Possibly Exposed

A computer security breach, which was discovered April 23, may have exposed the personal information of more than 137,800 Ohio University (OU) alumni and donors.

OU officials have contacted those affected and told them to assume their information, which includes their Social Security numbers, has been stolen.

The breach falls on the heels of the FBI’s notification that a server containing E-mails, patents and intellectual property at the OU Innovation Center had also been breached. FBI officials are continuing to investigate both incidents. A consultant will be hired by the school to conduct a risk assessment and security audit.

OU has sent E-mails and letters to all of the possible victims. Additionally, a Web site and hotline have been established.

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