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September 24, 2013

Virginia Tech says human resources server hacked

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech says the driver’s license numbers of more than 16,000 job applicants may have been accessed when a computer server was hacked.

Virginia Tech said Tuesday in a news release the server in its Department of Human Resources was illegally accessed on Aug. 28, exposing information from job applications.

More than 144,000 people used the school’s online employment application process between 2003 and 2013. Virginia Tech says 16,642 people provided their driver’s license numbers in response to a question regarding professional licenses or certificates.

Virginia Tech says it has notified these applicants about the potential exposure of their driver’s license numbers.

The server also contains standard employment information for all the applicants.

Virginia Tech says the breach didn’t compromise Social Security, credit card or date of birth of information.

 

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