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Central Conn. State U. computers breached by virus

February 16, 2012
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—Central Connecticut State University says a security breach has exposed Social Security numbers of more than 18,000 current and former faculty, staff, and student employees to potential misuse.

James Estrada, the University's chief information officer, says a computer in the business office was infected by a malicious software program virus.

The university says no other information, such as names or addresses, was exposed.

The university is offering free identity protection services for up to two years.

Officials say they're matching Social Security numbers with names and addresses. Those whose information may have been compromised are being notified about how to receive credit and identity theft protection.

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