Alert for University of Missouri Employees and Students

I know that there are many ‘gnomies’ from the Missouri area. There has been a security breach on the University of Missouri computer system:

“Although the breach was sealed, the hackers had a chance to lift the names and Social Security numbers of more than 22,000 people associated with the university system.

Officials said today that those affected were employees in 2004 on any of the system’s campuses who were also current or former students at the University of Missouri-Columbia.”

link: Hackers breach UM computers

Needless to say, steps need to be taken to protect your credit.

Catherine Forsythe

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